The recommended adult dose of oral (taken by mouth) cloxacillin ranges from 250 mg to 500 mg 4 times daily taken on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals). The children's and infant's dose depends on the age and weight of the child.
The injectable form of cloxacillin is used in the hospital. The dose depends on the weight and the type of infection. The dose of cloxacillin is injected into the vein or muscle every 6 hours.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
Use an oral syringe to measure each dose of the liquid, as it gives a more accurate measurement than household teaspoons.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Finish all of this medication, even if you start to feel better. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Store the oral solution form of this medication in the refrigerator, and keep it out of the reach of children.
This medication is available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms listed here. The forms available for the specific brand you have searched are listed under "What form(s) does this medication come in?"
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.