Oxacillin

What is Oxacillin?

Oxacillin sodium (trade name Bactocill) is a narrow-spectrum beta-lactam antibiotic of the penicillin class developed by Beecham.

Oxacillin is a penicillinase-resistant β-lactam. It is similar to methicillin, and has replaced methicillin in clinical use. Another related compound is nafcillin. Since it is resistant to penicillinase enzymes, such as that produced by Staphylococcus aureus, it is widely used clinically in the US to treat penicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. However, with the introduction and widespread use of both oxacillin and methicillin, antibiotic-resistant strains called methicillin-resistant and oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA/ORSA) have become increasingly prevalent worldwide. MRSA/ORSA is treated using vancomycin.

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Hi. I am very scared when taking new drugs. I had to start a 5 days treatment with zinnat for a small toe infection. I just took a little of the...

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allergies cannot be predicted unless you do know you're allergic to any particular drug...

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I woke up with a toe infection after a pedicure on my big toe for ingrown toe nail. It is red, swollen, and aching. I have some amoxicillin. Shoul...

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Yes you can use amoxicillin, polytracin ointment, but it would be more...

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Our seven year old son was recently diagnosed with MRSA, after reading some articles about this I am wondering how on earth he could have...

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I appreciate your concern about your son. Most commonly MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infections are skin infections. MRSA...

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Hi. I am very scared when taking new drugs. I had to start a 5 days treatment with zinnat for a small toe infection . I just took a little of the...

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I woke up with a toe infection after a pedicure on my big toe for ingrown toe nail. It is red, swollen, and aching. I have some amoxicillin . Shoul...

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Hi, wondering what options my elderly mom has. Oxacillin has been prescribed, her copayment is $380./week. There is no way she can afford this....

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Our seven year old son was recently diagnosed with MRSA, after reading some articles about this I am wondering how on earth he could have...

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