Drug interactions between cloxacillin and methicillin
Interactions between your drugs
- Cloxacillin is in the drug class penicillinase resistant penicillins.
- Cloxacillin is used to treat the following conditions:
A total of 53 drugs (437 brand and generic names) are known to interact with methicillin.
- Methicillin is a member of the drug class penicillinase resistant penicillins.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: cloxacillin
You may experience reduced absorption of cloxacillin in the presence of food. The effectiveness of the antibiotic may be reduced. Cloxacillin should be administered one hour before or two hours after meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Penicillin V and amoxicillin are not affected by food and may be given without regard to meals.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'beta-lactam antibiotics' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'beta-lactam antibiotics' category:
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.