Oxacillin

When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with oxacillin include the following:
 
  • This medication is given by IV or injected into a muscle every four to six hours.
 
  • The length of treatment recommended will vary, depending on the type and severity of the infection. Usually, treatment is continued for at least two days after all signs and symptoms of the infection are gone.
 
  • Make sure to finish the prescribed course of this antibiotic, as stopping it too soon can lead to a more serious infection.
 

Dosing Information

The dose of oxacillin your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on various factors, such as:
 
  • Your age
  • Your weight (for children)
  • The type and severity of the infection being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
 
(Click Oxacillin Dosage for more information.)
 

Side Effects of Oxacillin

Just like any medicine, oxacillin can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are mild and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Some possible side effects of oxacillin include but are not limited to:
 
  • Allergic reactions
  • Gastrointestinal side effects, like nausea or diarrhea.
 
(Click Oxacillin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Oxacillin Drug Information

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