What is cloxacillin?

Cloxacillin is no longer available in the United States.

Cloxacillin is a type of drug known as an antibiotic. These drugs kill bacteria that cause infections. Cloxacillin is similar to penicillin, which was the first antibiotic discovered. You're most likely to receive a prescription for cloxacillin if you have an infection caused by the Staphylococcus bacteria - better known as a "staph infection." Some skin disorders are caused by staph infections. These types of infections also may lead to:

  • pneumonia
  • food poisoning
  • toxic shock syndrome
  • blood poisoning

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