Dicloxacillin is in a class of medications called penicillins. It works by killing bacteria. Antibiotics such as dicloxacillin will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment. How should this medicine be used?How should I take dicloxacillin sodium capsules?
When Dicloxacillin sodium capsules are prescribed to treat a bacterial infection, patients should be told that although it is common to feel better early in the course of therapy, the medication should be taken exactly as directed.What are the contraindications for dicloxacillin?
Dicloxacillin should generally not be administered to patients with a history of sensitivity to any penicillin. Penicillin should be used with caution in individuals with histories of significant allergies and/or asthma.How many times a day should you take dicloxacillin?
It is usually taken every 6 hours (four times a day). Dicloxacillin should be taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal or snack, The length of your treatment depends on the type of infection that you have.