Flucloxacillin is an antibiotic that belongs to the class of penicillin. It is used in treating or preventing bacterial infections after another class of penicillin has shown to be ineffective in treating bacterial infections. Flucloxacillin does not work for virus or fungus infections.
Flucloxacillin is available as a tablet or oral solution. For tablets, take 250mg four times a day, with and without food.
For children 2-10 years of age, take 125mg four times daily.
For children under 2 years of age, take 62.5mg four times daily.
Common dosing schedule:
Take it four times a day, with or without food.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Flucloxacillin may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Flucloxacillin is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Flucloxacillin in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.
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