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Tegopen

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Tegopen can be generically prescribed as cloxacillin. Tegopen is most commonly used in the treatment of bacterial infection caused by staphylococcus, also known as “staph” infection. Tegopen is ineffective medication for fungal or viral infections.

Diabetic patients may find they are having difficulty reading their blood sugar levels when taking Tegopen. Tegopen contributes to false readings. Patients who have stomach or intestinal diseases may not tolerate Tegopen well. Patients with a medical history which includes kidney disease or infectious mononucleosis also may not be able to tolerate Tegopen well, or may require careful monitoring while undergoing drug therapy with this medication.

The American Food and Drug Administration rated Tegopen as a pregnancy risk category B. Tegopen is not expected to cause harm or birth defects in unborn babies. Tegopen has not been proven or disproven to pass through the mother’s breast milk. It is not known whether or not Tegopen will affect a nursing baby. Women who are pregnant should weigh the risks with the benefits before taking Tegopen. Women who are nursing should avoid taking Tegopen.

The doses of Tegopen should be taken at evenly spaced time periods throughout the day in order to keep an appropriate level of medication in the body to fight off the infection. If a dose is missed, the dose should be taken when remembered, and the subsequent doses should be adjusted to allow for an appropriate amount of time to pass between doses. Taking a double dose of Tegopen to make up a dose or to produce faster results is likely to lead to an overdose. An overdose may present with symptoms such as pain in the fingers and toes, muscle spasms, twitching, weakness numbness especially in the fingers or toes, confusion, seizures, agitation, coma, and death.

There is a risk of side effects associated with Tegopen, some of which may be severe and require immediate emergency medical intervention. Allergic reactions often present with symptoms which include hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat. Additionally, patients may experience symptoms such as severe, watery diarrhea, seizures, severe abdominal cramping, and undetermined bleeding or bruising.

Mild and more common side effects are likely to include white patches on the tongue or in the mouth, mild nausea, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, vaginal itching, vaginal discharge, sore mouth, sore tongue, or black or hairy tongue. Side effects such as these should simply be reported to the prescribing physician along with any other side effects that are bothersome to the patient.

There is also a risk of drug interactions associated with Tegopen. Doctors should always attain a thorough medical history before prescribing Tegopen. Patients taking Tegopen should always consult with the prescribing physician before taking any new medications including over the counter medications, herbal remedies, and vitamin and energy supplements. Medications with known interactions include methotrexate, birth control pills, allopurinol, cholestyramine, probenecid, and additional antibiotics.

Tegopen should e taken for the entire length the prescribing physician has written the prescription. Patients may notice their symptoms are gone and cease the medication early, which can invite the infection to return more stubbornly and more resistant to medication and treatment.

Tegopen has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of tegopen


• Molecular formula of tegopen is C19H18ClN3O5S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 7-[[3-(2-chlorophenyl)-5-methyl-oxazol-4-yl]carbonylamino]-3,3-dimethyl-6- oxo-2-thia-5-azabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane-4-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 435.882 g/mol
Tegopen available : 250mg caps, 500mg caps, 125mg/5ml 30ml bottle

Generic name: Cloxacillin

Brand name(s): Clossacillina, Cloxacilina, Cloxacilline, Cloxacillinum, Cloxapen, Dycill, Dynapen, Pathocil, Syntarpen

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