Indications : Skin and soft tissue infections : Abscess, carbuncle, furunculosis, cellulitis, infected wound and burn and other skin infections.
Respiratory tract and E.N.T. infections : Pneumonia, lung abscess, empyema, sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, otitis media and externa.
Other infections : Osteomyelitis, meningitis, enteritis, endocarditis, urinary tract infection, septicaemia.
Dosage & Administration : Oral : Adults : 250 mg every 6 hours every 6 hours. The dose may be doubled in severe cases.
Children (2 – 10 years) : ½ of the adult dose; (1 measuring spoonful 6 hourly).
Children (under 2 years) : ¼ of the adult dose.
Injection : Adults : Usually 250 mg IM four times daily. Can also be administered intra-venously in a dose of 250 mg to 1 g four times daily. The dose may be doubled in severe cases
Children : Children up to 2 years of age may be given one quarter of the adult dose and those aged 2 – 10 years, one half of the adult dose.
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea may occur. These effects are mild and rare. Allergic reactions may occur in hypersensitive patients. In such cases treatment should be discontinued.
Flucloxacillin can not be given to Penicillin or Cephalosporin hypersensitive patients.
No adverse reaction has been reported on embryo. However, the use of Flucloxacillin in pregnancy should be reserved for cases considered essential by the physician.