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Faxilin

Generic Name: Flucloxacillin

Therapeutic Class: ANTIBIOTICS


Dosage Form: Capsule, PFS


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  • Presentation
  • Description
  • Indications
  • Dosage & Administration
  • Side Effect
  • Precautions
  • Contraindications
  • Drug Interaction
  • Storage

Presentation

Faxilin

Faxilin 500mg Capsule  

Faxilin 100ml PFS  

Description

Faxilin 250mg capsule : Each capsule contains Flucloxacilin BP 250mg (as Flucloxacillin Sodium BP)

Faxilin 500mg capsule : Each capsule contains Flucloxacilin BP 500mg (as Flucloxacillin Sodium BP)

Faxilin powder for suspension : Each 5ml contains Flucloxacilin BP 125mg (as Flucloxacillin Sodium BP)

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Indication

Flucloxacillin is indicated for the treatment of infections due to Gram-positive organisms, including infections caused by β- lactamase producing staphylococci.

Typical indications include:

Skin and soft tissue infections: boils, abscesses, carbuncles, furunculosis, cellulitis; infected skin conditions, e.g. ulcer, eczema and acne; infected wounds, infected burns, protection for skin grafts, otitis media and externa, impetigo.

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Dosage & Administration

Usual adult dose: 250 mg four times daily. In severe infections, the dose may be doubled to 500 mg four times daily.
Usual Children’s Dose:
2 - 10 years: ½ adult dose
Under 2 years: 1/4 adult dose

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Side Effect

Side effects as with other penicillin’s, are uncommon and mainly of a mild and transitory nature. Gastro-intestinal upsets (e.g. nausea, diarrhea) and skin rashes have been reported. If a skin rash occurs, treatment should be discontinued.

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Precautions

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Contraindications

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Drug Interaction

The administration of probenecid with Flucloxacillin results in higher pick serum concentrations and prolongs the time that therapeutic concentrations of Flucloxacillin are achieved in serum. Physical incompatibility and/or loss of activity of Flucloxacillin in solution have been reported when given with gentamycin sulphate, streptomycin sulphate & vitamin mixtures.

Flucloxacillin should not be added to intravenous lipid, blood products and protein hydrolysates or other proteinaceous fluids.

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Storage

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