Dicloxacillin

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Scientific Name: Dicloxacillin
Brand Name: Not Available
Company Owner: Sandoz inc, Teva pharmaceuticals usa inc, Glaxosmithkline, Wyeth ayerst laboratories, Apothecon inc div bristol myers squibb
Mechanism Of Action Dicloxacillin exerts a bactericidal action against penicillin-susceptible microorganisms during the state of active multiplication. All penicillins inhibit the biosynthesis of the bacterial cell wall. By binding to specific penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) located inside the bacterial cell wall, dicloxacillin inhibits the third and last stage of bacterial cell wall synthesis. Cell lysis is then mediated by bacterial cell wall autolytic enzymes such as autolysins; it is possible that dicloxacillin interferes with an autolysin inhibitor.
Description of the Drug: Dicloxacillin is a penicillin used to treat penicillinase-producing bacterial infections that are susceptible to the drug.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00485