Tegopen is in the class of antibiotic medicines that fights with bacteria in the human body and is used for treating diseases caused by staph infections or staphylococcus bacteria. It won’t work for viral infections like flu or common cold and overuse or unnecessary use can lead to decreased effectiveness. It is also known as Cloxacillin and is a semisynthetic antibiotic medicine that comes in the same class as penicillin. Tegopen was founded and produced by Beecham and is marketed under different brand names; these include Orbenin, Cloxapen, Tegopen and Cloxacap. It is used against staphylococci, which produce beta-lactamase, because of its large R chain that doesn’t enable it to bind.
Doses of Tegopen :
- You can take Tegopen as prescribed by your doctor; it can be taken with full glass of water.
- Tegopen capsules can be taken with empty stomach 2 hours after and 1 hour before meal.
- Don’t drink carbonated beverages or juice with Tegopen dose, as it will decrease the drug effectiveness.
- The liquid form of Cloxacillin should be shaken well before use. It should be measured with a special dose measuring spoon or cup.
- Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
- Seek medical help in case of overdose; symptoms include twitching or pain, muscle weakness or spasms, loss of feeling in toes or fingers, pain in toes or fingers, confusion, seizures, agitation and coma.
- Store Tegopen capsules at room temperature, while the liquid form in refrigerator for longer use. It should not be kept for more than 14 days.