Dicloxacillin Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

Some dicloxacillin side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of an overdose, such as:
    • Seizures
    • Coma
    • Unusual muscle movements or hyperactivity
 
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea (this may start while taking the drug or even quite a while after treatment ends), which can become quite dangerous
  • A burning, irritated throat (the drug can cause esophageal irritation, especially if the capsule "gets stuck" in the throat)
  • Decreased urine output, which might be a sign of kidney problems
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
    • Fever
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • High liver enzymes (found using a blood test)
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Itching
    • Hives
    • Redness of the face
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking dicloxacillin or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 

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