Flucloxacillin is a narrow-spectrum antibiotic forming part of the penicillin class. It is used to treat infections caused by a particular group of (gram-positive) bacteria. Examples include skin infections, such as impetigo, boils, erysipelas, inflamed eczema and inflammation of the outer ear canal.
Flucloxacillin and the benefit of DNA analysis
In some cases there can be mild side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and rashes, when flucloxacillin is taken. Usually, these are not serious and are temporary in nature. However, there is also a very small risk of severe side effects in the form of liver damage. This risk varies from one individual to another. It can be predicted to some extent on the basis of your genes. Preventive DNA analysis can therefore be an important tool in optimising your medication.
Also known as
Floxapen, Flopen, Staphylex, Softapen, Flubex, Flupen