What is Flucloxacillin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Flucloxacillin or floxacillin is an antibiotic of the penicillin class. It is used to treat infections caused by susceptible Gram-positive bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus. It is very similar to dicloxacillin.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cystic fibrosis 4 1
Infection of uncertain origin 4 1
Skin infections 2 1
Acne 1 1
Blepharospasm 1 1
Bronchiectasis 1 1

Show all 24 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
1
Mild
2
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Flucloxacillin

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Upset stomach 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Flucloxacillin

Dosage Patients
500 mg four times daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Flucloxacillin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 11
Doctor's advice 3
Did not seem to work 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 16 patients who've stopped taking Flucloxacillin

Duration

Currently taking Flucloxacillin

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2

Stopped taking Flucloxacillin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 11
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Flucloxacillin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim (cotrimoxazole) (Bactrim) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Flucloxacillin

Aug 18, 2013 (Started Aug 12, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for skin eruptions)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for herpes outbreak)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was prescribed to treat the symptoms of undiagnosed eczema herpticum. It had no effect.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 20, 2011 (Started Oct 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for infection of uncertain origin)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (abdominal bloating)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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