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Bactocill (Generic Oxacillin Injection)

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Why is this medication prescribed?

Treatment for infections brought on by specific bacteria involves the injection of oxacillin. The drug oxyacillin injection belongs to the penicillin drug class. It eliminates bacteria to operate.

Colds, the flu, and other viral diseases cannot be treated with antibiotics like oxacillin injection. Antibiotic use that is not necessary raises the likelihood of developing a later infection that is resistant to antibiotic treatment.

How should this medicine be used?

Oxacillin injection is available as a powder to mix with liquid or as a premixed product for intravenous injection (into a vein). You can administer oxyacillin injection intramuscularly as well (into a muscle). Usually, it is administered every 4 to 6 hours. The sort of infection you have will determine how long your therapy will last.

You can administer oxacillin injection at home or have it as an injection in a hospital. Your healthcare professional will demonstrate how to administer the drug if you will be receiving oxacillin injection at home. Make sure you comprehend these instructions, and if you have any issues, consult your healthcare professional.

During the first several days of oxacillin injectable therapy, you should start to feel better. Call your doctor if your symptoms don’t go away or get worse.

Even if you feel better, keep using the oxacillin injection until the prescription is finished. Your illness could not be entirely treated if you stop using oxacillin injection too soon or skip doses, and the bacteria might develop antibiotic resistance.

Other uses for this medicine

Additionally, oxyacillin injection is occasionally used to stop infections in patients undergoing specific types of surgery. The dangers of using this drug for your illness should be discussed with your doctor.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details if you believe this drug should be used for something else.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before receiving oxacillin injection,

  • Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you have any allergies to oxacillin, penicillins, cephalosporin antibiotics such cefaclor, cefditoren (Spectracef), cefepime (Maxipime), cefixime (Suprax), cefotaxime (Claforan), cefotetan, cefoxitin (Mefoxin), and cefpodoxime, cefprozil, ceftaroline (Teflaro), ceftazidime (Fortaz, Tazicef, in Avycaz), ceftibuten (Cedax), ceftriaxone (Rocephin), cefuroxime (Zinacef), and cephalexin (Keflex), as well as any other drugs or components of oxacillin injection. For a list of the ingredients, ask your pharmacist.
  • Inform your doctor and pharmacist about any additional prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, dietary supplements, and herbal products you are now taking or intend to use. Incorporate any of the following: tetracycline, probenecid (in Col-Probenecid, Probalan), and other antibiotics (Sumycin). Your physician might need to adjust the dosage of your drugs or keep a close eye on you for side effects.
  • If you have allergies, asthma, or heart failure, let your doctor know.
  • Inform your doctor if you are expecting, intend to get pregnant, or are nursing a baby. Call your doctor if you conceive while having an injection of oxacillin.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Keep eating normally unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.

What side effects can this medication cause?

The injection of oxacillin may have negative effects. If this symptom is severe or does not go away, let your doctor know:

  • Diarrhea

Some adverse effects can be very harmful. Call your doctor right away if you encounter any of these symptoms, or seek emergency care:

  • Severe diarrhoea (bloody or watery stools), which may or may not be accompanied by fever and cramping (may occur up to 2 months or more after your treatment)
  • Stomach, muscle, or joint discomfort that may also be accompanied by hives, rash, itching, or fever
  • Breathing or swallowing challenges
  • Edoema of the hands, feet, ankles, lower legs, cheeks, neck, tongue, lips, and eyes
  • Hoarseness
  • Nausea or fainting
  • Near the injection site, there may be discomfort, warmth, redness, swelling, or pain

Other negative effects from oxyacillin injection are possible. If you have any strange side effects while taking this medicine, call your doctor right away.

You or your doctor can submit a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting programme online or by phone if you have a serious side event (1-800-332-1088).

What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?

The best way to preserve your medication will be advised by your doctor. Just as prescribed, only store your prescription. Be sure to know the right way to store your medications.

Unused prescriptions must be disposed of carefully to prevent pets, kids, and other people from ingesting them. You should not, however, dispose of this medication in the toilet. Instead, utilising a medicine take-back programme is the easiest approach to get rid of your medication. To find out about take-back programmes in your area, speak with your pharmacist or the garbage/recycling department in your city. If you do not have access to a take-back programme, see the FDA’s Safe Disposal of Medicines website at for additional information.

In case of emergency/overdose

Call the poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222 in the event of an overdose. Additionally, information can be found online at Call 911 right once if the person has collapsed, experienced a seizure, is having difficulty breathing, or cannot be roused.

What other information should I know?

Keep all of your appointments with your physician and the lab. To monitor how your body is responding to the oxacillin injection, your doctor may request specific lab tests.

You should keep a written record of every medication you take, including any over-the-counter (OTC) items, prescription drugs, and dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals. This list should be brought with you whenever you see a doctor or are admitted to the hospital. You should always have this information with you in case of emergencies.

Brand names

  • Bactocill®
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