Dicloxacillin and Alcohol/Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with dicloxacillin.
Moderate Food Interaction
You may experience reduced absorption of dicloxacillin in the presence of food. The effectiveness of the antibiotic may be reduced. Dicloxacillin 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.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility
dicloxacillin - sodium
Each 250 mg capsule of dicloxacillin sodium contains approximately 14 mg (0.6 mEq) of sodium, and each teaspoonful of the 62.5 mg/5 mL oral suspension contains approximately 67 mg (2.9 mEq) of sodium. The sodium content should be considered in patients with conditions that may require sodium restriction, such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, and fluid retention.
- "Product Information. Dynapen (dicloxacillin)." Apothecon Inc (2002):
Dicloxacillin drug interactions
There are 35 drug interactions with dicloxacillin.
Dicloxacillin disease interactions
There are 4 disease interactions with dicloxacillin which include:
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No interaction information available.|
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