Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Cloxacillin

Introduction

Class of drug

  • Beta-lactamase-resistant beta-lactam antibiotic.

Uses

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Indications

  • Bacterial eye infection.
  • Suitable for oral use as stable in gastric acid.
  • Treatment of infection caused by beta-lactamase producingStaphylococcusspp Staphylococcus spp.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Avoid concurrent administration of bacteriostatic antibiotics:
  • Probenecid blocks renal tubular excretion of penicillins.

Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary. Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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