Dicloxacillin is generally used in treatment of the treatment of bacterial infections. Ampicillin is generally used in treatment of the treatment of bacterial infections.
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Dicloxacillin, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Dicloxacillin is to be taken with food.This will help to avoid stomach upset. Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. For directions before use, please check the label. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Ampicillin is to be taken empty stomach.
How it works
Dicloxacillin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is needed for them to survive. Ampicillin is an antibiotic. It makes the condition better by preventing the bacteria from forming a bacterial protective covering that's essential for the bacteria to survive, thereby killing them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Dicloxacillin a penicillin, tetracycline or a broad spectrum antibiotic? Dicloxacillin belongs to class of medicines called penicillin antibiotics. Dicloxacillin is not a tetracycline or a broad spectrum antibiotic
Q. Does it contain sulfa? It does not contain sulfa
Q. Is Dicloxacillin used to treat sexually transmitted disease, strep throat, and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)? Dicloxacillin can be used to treat strep throat. It is not approved to treat sexually transmitted diseases and is not active against MRSA
Q. Is Dicloxacillin the same as amoxicillin? Dicloxacillin and amoxicillin belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, Dicloxacillin is resistant to beta-lactamase producing organism, while amoxicillin is susceptible to degradation by beta-lactamase producing organism
Q. Can I take Dicloxacillin with Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, and Tums? Dicloxacillin can be taken with Tylenol, Benadryl and Tums. Dicloxacillin when taken with Advil (ibuprofen) may increase the effects of either Dicloxacillin or ibuprofen
Q. Does Dicloxacillin decrease milk supply? Generally, Dicloxacillin does not decrease milk secretion
Q. Does Dicloxacillin cause heartburn? It may cause heartburn.
Q. Is Ampicillin and amoxicillin the same? Ampicillin and amoxicillin belongs to the same group of penicillin antibiotics, but differ slightly in their uses
Q. Is Ampicillin light-sensitive? Yes, Ampicillin is light sensitive it should be kept away from sunlight
Q. Does Ampicillin cover anaerobes, listeria? Ampicillin is used for infections caused by anaerobes and listeria. It is not typically used to treat chlamydia
Q. Is Ampicillin/Megapen a prodrug? No, Ampicillin is not a prodrug
Q. Is Ampicillin a cephalosporin? Ampicillin is not a cephalosporin
Q. Can I take Ampicillin for strep throat, tooth infection, sore throat, chlamydial and bacterial vaginitis? Ampicillin can be used to treat strep throat, tooth infection, sore throat, bacterial vaginitis
Q. Can I take Ampicillin with Advil (ibuprofen), Tylenol (paracetamol) and Benadryl? Ampicillin can be taken with paracetamol and Benadryl. Ampicillin when taken with ibuprofen may increase the effects of either drug.
Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.It is better to take with food to avoid an upset stomach.Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.Discontinue Dicloxacillin and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
Ampicillin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria.Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.Finish the prescribed course of Ampicillin, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Ampicillin may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.Stop taking Ampicillin and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
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