Penicillin V potassium

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I experienced difficulty in breathing after taking this medicine. I took this after having my teeth removed. Before, I am allergic to amoxicillin which doctors here usually prescribe. That's why I resort to agreeing with taking this phenoxymethyl peni...
by joan e, 12/06/2005

Mixing Pen VK susp. with a drink

I have a 5 yr. old boy with an infection from a toothache. The dentist prescribed Pencillin VK 250mg/5ml suspension. The problem is that my son hates the taste of it and refuses to take the medicine. Can this be mixed with a drink (i.e. milk, juice, e...
by Michael Hovis in San Antonio, TX, 12/30/2005


I was used this pencillin for the past 7 years.Now i stopped it.If this affect the pregnancy.    
by DEVI in india, 02/19/2007

Penicillin V potassium

I just starting taking Penicillin V potassium today and I am wondering if ringing of the ears are one of the side effects of this drug?  Would you be so kind as to list some of the most common side effects of this drug. Thank you. Dorothy  
by Dorothy Brown in Canada, 04/15/2008

Penicillin V potassium
(Phenoxymethyl-penicillin potassium)

Penicillin V potassium (Pen-Vee K, Robicillin VK, V-Cillin K)
Phenoxymethylpenicillin potassium (Pen-Vee K, Robicillin VK, V-Cillin K)
Penicillin V Potassium
(pen-ih- SILL-in )
Pregnancy Category: B Apo-Pen-VK Beepen-VK Nadopen-V Novo-Pen-VK Nu-Pen-VK Penicillin VK Pen-Vee K PVF K Veetids '250' (Rx)

Classification: Antibiotic, penicillin

See Also: See also Anti-Infectives and Penicillins .

Action/Kinetics: Related closely to penicillin G. Products are not penicillinase resistant but are acid stable and resist inactivation by gastric secretions. Well absorbed from the GI tract and not affected by foods. Peak plasma levels: Penicillin V, PO: 2.7 mcg/mL after 30-60 min; penicillin V potassium, PO: 1-9 mcg/mL after 30-60 min. t 1/2: 30 min. Periodic blood counts and renal function tests are indicated during long-term usage.

Uses: Mild to moderate upper respiratory tract streptococcal infections, including scarlet fever and erysipelas. Mild to moderate upper respiratory tract pneumococcal infections, including otitis media. Mild staphylococcal infections of the skin and soft tissue. Mild to moderate fusospirochetosis (Vincent's infection) of the oropharynx. Prophylaxis of recurrence following rheumatic fever or chorea. Investigational: Prophylactially to reduce S. pneumoniae septicemia in children with sickle cell anemia, mild to moderate anaerobic infections, Lyme disease.

Contraindications: PO penicillin V to treat severe pneumonia, empyema, bacteremia, pericarditis, meningitis, and arthritis during the acute stage. Prophylactic uses for GU instrumentation or surgery, sigmoidoscopy, or childbirth.

Special Concerns: More and more strains of staphylococci are resistant to penicillin V, necessitating culture and sensitivity studies.

Additional Drug Interactions: Contraceptives, oral / Effectiveness of oral contraceptives Neomycin, oral / Absorption of penicillin V

How Supplied: Powder for reconstitution: 125 mg/5 mL, 250 mg/5 mL; Tablet: 250 mg, 500 mg

?Oral Solution, Tablets Streptococcal infections, including scarlet fever and mild erysipelas.
Adults and children over 12 years: 125-250 mg q 6-8 hr for 10 days. Children, usual: 500 mg q 8 hr for pharyngitis.
Staphylococcal infections (including skin and soft tissue), fusospirochetosis of oropharynx.
Adults and children over 12 years: 250 mg q 6-8 hr.
Pneumococcal infections, including otitis media.
Adults and children over 12 years: 250 mg q 6 hr until afebrile for at least 2 days.
Prophylaxis of recurrence of rheumatic fever/chorea.
Adults and children over 12 years:125-250 mg b.i.d., on a continuing basis.
Prophylaxis of septicemia caused by Staphylococcus pneumoniae in children with sickle cell anemia.
125 mg b.i.d.
Anaerobic infections.
250 mg q.i.d. See also Penicillin G, Procaine, Aqueous, Sterile .
Lyme disease.
250-500 mg q.i.d. for 10-20 days (for children less than 2 years of age, 50 mg/kg/day in four divided doses for 10-20 days).
NOTE: 250 mg penicillin V is equivalent to 400,000 units.

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