C difficile risk
Oral Bioavailability


2g IV q4-6h

General Information

Treatment of MSSA infections

  • Allergy (immediate or delayed)

  • Cytopenias

  • Eosinophilia

  • Interstitial nephritis

  • Abnormal liver enzymes

  • Phlebitis at injection site in a peripheral vein

Can increase methotrexate levels.

Decrease mycophenolate levels.

Tetracyclines can diminish cloxacillin activity.

Antimicrobial class: Antistaphylococcal Penicillin

Pregnancy category: B

Average serum half life: 1 hour

Urine penetration: Therapeutic

Lung penetration: Therapeutic

Biliary penetration: Moderate

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