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The medicine your doctor has prescribed for you is called DICLOCIL. This leaflet will answer some questions you may have about DICLOCIL.
This leaflet does not contain everything about DICLOCIL. Your doctor and chemist have been provided with full information and can answer any questions you may have. Follow your doctor's advice even if it differs from what is in this leaflet.
You should read this leaflet carefully and keep it in a safe place to refer to later.
DICLOCIL is used to treat certain infections.
DICLOCIL contains dicloxacillin sodium an antibiotic which belongs to the penicillin group of antibiotics that work by killing the bacteria causing your infection.
You may receive DICLOCIL as an injection, or be given DICLOCIL capsules to take.
It is important that you tell your doctor if
You should not receive DICLOCIL if
New born children should not receive DICLOCIL.
The dose of DICLOCIL will be worked out for you by your doctor. An adult dose would usually be 1 capsule every six hours.
If you are taking capsules it is important that you take them until they are finished even if you are feeling better.
It is also important that you take the dose of DICLOCIL prescribed for you at the times you have been told to take it.
If you are not sure how much or when to take DICLOCIL, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
You should take DICLOCIL capsules on an empty stomach. This means that you should take the capsules one hour before or two hours after meals.
Take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking it as you would normally
Immediately telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26), if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much DICLOCIL. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.
If the symptoms of your infection do not improve within a few days, or if they become worse, tell your doctor.
If you get severe diarrhoea tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse immediately. Do this even if it occurs several weeks after DICLOCIL has been stopped.
Diarrhoea may mean that you have a serious condition affecting your bowel. You may need urgent medical care. Do not take any diarrhoea medicine without checking with your doctor first.
Tell your doctor immediately if your skin becomes yellowish, your stools become pale and you feel unwell. These symptoms may indicate a problem with your liver, which you may need treatment for.
If you get a sore white mouth or tongue while taking or soon after stopping DICLOCIL, tell your doctor. Also tell your doctor if you get vaginal itching or discharge. These symptoms may mean that you have a fungal infection called thrush. Sometimes the use of DICLOCIL allows fungi to grow and these symptoms to occur. DICLOCIL does not work against fungi.
If you become pregnant while taking DICLOCIL, tell your doctor.
If you are about to start any new medicine, or undergo any medical or dental treatment, tell your doctor, pharmacist or dentist that you are taking DICLOCIL.
If you take more than one or two courses of DICLOCIL, it may be necessary for blood tests to be performed, always follow your doctor's instructions and have the tests performed as directed.
Do not stop taking DICLOCIL until you have completed the full course, unless told to by your doctor.
Do not give DICLOCIL to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you.
Do not use DICLOCIL to treat any other complaints unless your doctor tells you to.
All medicines can have side effects, sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not.
You should go immediately to a doctor or hospital (or call a nurse) if you feel suddenly faint or have difficulty breathing when you take DICLOCIL.
Side effects which have occurred with DICLOCIL include fever, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, pale coloured or loose stools. Other side effects may include blood in the urine, excess protein in the urine or kidney problems.
Skin rashes and other allergic conditions may occur.
This is not a complete list of all possible side effects, so please tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you suffer any of the effects mentioned or if you do not feel well while taking DICLOCIL.
DICLOCIL should be kept in a cool dry place (at less than 25°C), out of the reach of children.
7658 printed twice on the 500mg capsule
DICLOCIL capsules come in blister packs of 24 capsules
DICLOCIL injection is a white powder
All DICLOCIL products contain dicloxacillin sodium as the active ingredient.
DICLOCIL capsules also contain magnesium stearate and silica gel.
DICLOCIL injection contains only dicloxacillin sodium. Water is added to dissolve the dicloxacillin before the injection is given
Bristol-Myers Squibb Australia Pty Ltd,
4 Nexus Court, Mulgrave,
Victoria 3170, Australia
Date of Preparation: November 2012
Published by MIMS/myDr April 2013