Sunday, March 23, 2014
Sodium nafcillin is an antibiotic used in the treatment of infections known to be due to penicillinase-producing staphylocci, which have been shown to sensitive to it. It has been shown to be effective only in the therapy of infections caused by group A betahemolytic streptococci, penicillin G-sensitive staphylocci, and pneumococci. It is recommended that parenteral therapy be used initially in severe infections. Sodium nafcillin was sold under the brand name of Unipen.