Cloxacillin belongs to the group of medications known as antibiotics, specifically to the family of antibiotics known as penicillins. Cloxacillin is used for the treatment of certain bacterial infections. It is most commonly used to treat infections of the skin, bone, heart valve, blood, and lung. Cloxacillin kills some types of bacteria that can cause these infections.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
This medication is available as 250 mg and 500 mg capsules.