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Belonging to a group of drugs called penicillin antibiotics, dicloxacillin capsules are taken every six hours to help treat certain bacterial infections, including urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Dicloxacillin works by stopping bacteria from making cell walls, which eventually causes the bacteria to die. However, not all bacteria will respond to this medication. For instance, dicloxacillin is not normally used to treat UTIs. However, if certain tests have shown that the bacteria are sensitive to the drug, a healthcare provider might switch a person to it.
(To learn more about using this drug for UTIs or other infections, click Dicloxacillin Uses. This article also discusses other approved and unapproved uses for this drug and describes how it works to kill certain bacteria.)