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oxacillin
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Description

Oxacillin is a type of penicillin antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Common side effects of oxacillin include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, and headache. More serious side effects may include anaphylaxis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.

Brand names associated with oxacillin include Bactocill, Prostaphlin, and Nafcillin.

Classifications
  • anti-infective
  • antibacterial
  • antibiotic
  • beta-lactamase-resistant
  • penicillin

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