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Penicillin V potassium

Generic name: penicillin V potassium (oral) [PEN-i-SIL-in-V-poe-TAS-ee-um]
Dosage formats: oral powder for reconstitution (125 mg/5 milliliters; 250 mg/5 milliliters); oral tablet (250 mg/500 mg);
Class of drugs: natural penicillins

What is penicillin V potassium?

Penicillin V potassium is a slowly-onset antibiotic that is used to treat a variety of types of mild and mild infections that are caused by bacteria, such as scarlet fever, pneumonia, skin infections, and infections that affect the nose, throat, or mouth. Penicillin-V potassium can also be used to treat the symptoms of rheumatic fever.

Penicillin V potassium can also be used to treat infections that affect the heart valves in those with certain heart diseases who require dental procedures as well as operations.Penicillin-V potassium could also be used to treat conditions that are not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Penicillin V potassium

Seek medical attention immediately. If you are experiencing warning signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, fever, chills, joint pain, breathing difficulty, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Penicillin-V potassium could cause severe adverse reactions. Contact your doctor immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Extreme stomach pains; diarrhea that is bloody or watery (even if it's months after the previous dose);
  • Bleeding or bruising;
  • Yellowed, pale skin; dark-coloured urine;
  • Tingling, numbness, or burning pain
  • Problems with urination
  • Swelling of the glands, itching, joint pain, or not feeling well.

Common side effects of penicillin potassium include:

  • Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Tongue that is swollen, black, and hairy;
  • The rash
  • Vaginal itching or discharge.

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


It is not recommended to treat with penicillin and potassium if you are allergic to penicillin.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to treat this condition with this medication if you are sensitive to penicillin.

Tell your physician if you had any of the following:

  • The allergic response to an antibiotic cephalosporin (Keflex, Omnicef, and many others);
  • Any kind of allergic reaction;
  • Asthma or breathing problems.
  • An intestinal or stomach disorder;
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease.

If you suffer from stomach issues or severe diarrhea or vomiting, your medication might not be as effective.

In the oral fluid of penicillin, potassium can contain phenylalanine. Inform your doctor that you suffer from phenylketonuria (PKU).Consult your physician if you are nursing or pregnant.Don't give the medication to an infant without a medical recommendation.

How to take Penicillin and potassium?

Follow the directions on the prescription label and review all medication guides and instructions. Make sure you use the medication exactly as prescribed.It is possible to take penicillin V potassium with or without eating.Shake the oral liquid prior to measuring the amount. Make use of the dosing syringe supplied or use a dose-measuring instrument (not an ordinary spoon).

If it is administered prior to dental or surgical procedures, When given prior to dental work or surgery, penicillin V potassium is typically consumed 1 hour prior to and 6 hours following the procedure. Follow the doctor's instructions for dosing with care.

Penicillin V potassium is recommended for the prescribed length of time, even if symptoms improve quickly. Not taking your dose may increase the chance of developing an infection that is resistant to medications. Penicillin V potassium cannot treat the symptoms of an infectious disease like influenza or the commonly occurring cold.Once you've finished the prescribed dose, your doctor may recommend tests to confirm that the infection has totally cleared up.Keep the tablet within the room at a temperature that is away from heat, moisture, and light.The liquid in the refrigerator doesn't freeze. Dispose of any liquid that is not used within 14 days.

What happens If I miss a dose?

You should take the medication as quickly as you can. However, do not take your missed dose if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don't take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Don't use penicillin V potassium on a different person, even if they suffer from the same symptoms as you do.

The use of antibiotics can trigger diarrhea, which could be a sign of a new infection. If you experience diarrhea that is bloody or watery, consult your physician prior to applying anti-diarrhoea medications.

Interaction with other drugs

Penicillin V potassium could make contraceptives less efficient. Talk to your doctor about an alternative to hormonal birth control (condom diaphragm, diaphragm that contains diaphragm, spermicide) to avoid pregnancy.

Other medications can affect penicillin V potassium levels, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your doctor the medicines you are currently taking as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.



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