An Overview of Ronakfluclox DS Suspension for Treating Bacterial Infections

Ronakfluclox DS Suspension is an antibiotic medication containing the active ingredient flucloxacillin sodium. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria causing infections.

Ronakfluclox DS is used to treat various bacterial infections including:

  • Skin infections – abscesses, infected wounds, acne, cellulitis
  • Respiratory infections – pneumonia, sinusitis, tonsillitis
  • Bone, heart valve and blood infections
  • Urinary tract infections

It comes as an oral solution that is mixed into water or juice and taken by mouth. The dose depends on factors like age, kidney function and infection severity. Adults often take 10mL 4 times daily. Treatment length depends on the infection being targeted.

Below are some key points about using this antibiotic safely and effectively:

What to Tell Your Doctor First

  • If you have allergies, kidney issues, liver issues, other medical conditions
  • If you are taking any other medications (prescription, OTC, vitamins, herbal products)
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy

While Taking Ronakfluclox DS

  • Take the exact dose prescribed, at evenly spaced intervals
  • Take on an empty stomach, 30-60 minutes before food/milk
  • Finish the entire course prescribed even if you feel better
  • Be aware of potential side effects

Safety Issues

  • Can cause allergic reactions in some people
  • Overdose may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Store bottles properly away from children

Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve with treatment. Immediately seek emergency care for serious medicine reactions like trouble breathing, severe rash or bloody diarrhea.

Frequently Asked Questions About Ronakfluclox DS

Below are answers to common questions about this prescription antibiotic suspension.

What types of infections does Ronakfluclox DS treat?

It treats bacterial skin, respiratory, bone, heart, blood and urinary tract infections. It can also help prevent infections in people undergoing surgery.

How quickly does the medication start to work?

It begins acting against bacteria fairly rapidly. You may notice infection symptoms improving within a couple days after starting treatment.

Should Ronakfluclox DS be taken with or without food?

Take each dose on an empty stomach about 30-60 minutes before eating or drinking anything except water. Doing so improves absorption.

What are the potential side effects of this drug?

Nausea, diarrhea, rash, itching, low platelet counts and more are possible. Serious allergic reactions and clostridium difficile diarrhea may rarely occur.

Is Ronakfluclox DS safe for kids?

Yes, it can be used in children over 2 years old. Dosage is based on factors like age and weight. It is not typically used in infants under 4 weeks old.

Can I drink alcohol while taking the antibiotic?

Alcohol does not specifically interact with flucloxacillin. But alcohol may worsen infection symptoms, so most doctors recommend avoiding alcohol while recovering from infection.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double up doses to try to ‘catch up’.

How should the oral solution be stored properly?

Store sealed bottles at room temperature below 25°C, away from excess heat and moisture. Once mixed by a pharmacist, store in fridge for up to 7 days.

Be sure to go over all your questions about properly using Ronakfluclox DS Suspension with your pharmacist as well. Use antibiotics only as prescribed to safely and effectively treat bacterial infections. Complete prescribed treatment courses fully, even if you start feeling better quickly. Stopping antibiotics early can allow resistant bacteria to persist, putting you at risk for recurrent or more severe infections in the future. Seek prompt medical care for any serious medicine reactions.