Cloxacillin Sodium is a narrow-spectrum β-lactam antibiotic of the penicillin class. Cloxacillin Sodium is sparingly soluble in aqueous solution.
|Spectrum||Cloxacillin targets primarily Gram-positive bacteria, especially β-lactamase producing Staphylococci.|
Cloxacillin is commonly used in clinical in vitro microbiological antimicrobial susceptibility tests (panels, discs, and MIC strips) against Gram-positive microbial isolates. Medical microbiologists use AST results to recommend antibiotic treatment options. Representative MIC values include:
Staphylococcus aureus 0.2 µg/mL – 3.13 µg/mLFor a representative list of Cloxicillin MIC values, click here.
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Diplococcus pneumoniae| 0.005 - 0.4 || Haemophilus influenzae| 12.5 - 50 ||