Tegopen Side Effects
Generic Name: cloxacillin
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug cloxacillin. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Tegopen.
Applies to cloxacillin: oral capsule, oral powder for reconstitution
Common gastrointestinal complaints include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Rarely the use of cloxacillin (the active ingredient contained in Tegopen) has been associated with pseudomembranous colitis.[Ref]
Hematologic adverse effects include neutropenia, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia. Neutropenia has occurred in 17% of patients and occurs most commonly with higher doses and longer durations of therapy. Neutropenia occurs most often after 14 days of therapy and is reversible upon discontinuation.[Ref]
Hepatic side effects include transient increases in serum transaminases and the development of cholestatic hepatitis. Liver transaminases may take several weeks to return to normal following discontinuation of therapy. Frequent monitoring of liver function tests is recommended in patients with liver disease.[Ref]
Hypersensitivity reactions include rash, fever, eosinophilia, pruritus, fever, chills, and myalgias.[Ref]
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It is possible that some side effects of Tegopen may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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