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What are the precautions for dicloxacillin?

You should be aware of special precautions before taking dicloxacillin. Your doctor and pharmacist should discuss these precautions with you, which include:
  • Discuss with your doctor if you think you are allergic to dicloxacillin or any other penicillin antibiotic.
  • Make sure you tell your doctor and pharmacist all prescription drugs and nonprescription substances you are taking, including vitamins, aspirin or any dietary supplements.
  • Dicloxacillin may interact with other drugs, such as anticoagulants known as "blood thinners" like warfarin (Coumadin), oral contraceptives, probenecid (Benemid) and vitamins.
  • Make sure you tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, allergies, asthma, blood problems, colitis or other problems with your intestines or stomach or hay fever.
  • Make sure you tell your doctor about your plans to get pregnant, if you are currently pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.
  • Make sure you tell your doctor or dentist if you take dicloxacillin before a surgery or any other kind of procedure.

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