Dynapen

(dicloxacillin)

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Treats common bacterial infections.

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Dynapen (dicloxacillin) is an effective medicine for treating bacterial skin infections.

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Quick facts about dicloxacillin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (dicloxacillin)

Upsides

  • Good choice for treating common bacterial skin infections.
  • Available in a generic version.
  • Most will tolerate this medicine without any side-effects.
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Downsides

  • Has to be taken 4 times a day, which may be inconvenient.
  • Not a good option if you are allergic to penicillins.
  • Can interfere with how other medicines work. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you are on blood thinners or birth control pills.
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How it works

Dynapen (dicloxacillin) is an antibacterials. It kills bacteria by interfering with its cell wall production.

Quick facts about dicloxacillin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (dicloxacillin)

Used for

  • Bacterial infections

Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Dynapen (dicloxacillin) for Bacterial infections

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  • Possible side effects
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Black or hairy tongue
  • Diarrhea
  • Allergic reaction
  • Rash
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Side effect rates for Dynapen (dicloxacillin)

Risks and Warnings for Dynapen (dicloxacillin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of pencillin allergy

    Although rarely, Dynapen (dicloxacillin) can cause an allergic reaction. If you develop a rash, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face or mouth after receiving Dynapen (dicloxacillin), talk to your doctor or go to the emergency room right away.

Pharmacist Q&A

Dynapen (dicloxacillin) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats skin infections.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats skin infections.

Common concerns from people taking Dynapen (dicloxacillin)

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Interactions
  • Can interfere with how other medicines work. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you are on blood thinners or birth control pills.