Always consult a medical doctor or patient care specialist before using penicillin V potassium tablets.
Indications and Usage
Penicillin V potassium is a medium activity antibiotic that fights bacteria in your body.
Penicillin V potassium is used to treat many different types of infections including strep and staph infections, pneumonia, rheumatic fever, and infections affecting the mouth or throat.
Penicillin V potassium is also used to prevent infections of the heart valves in people with certain heart conditions who need to have dental work or surgery.
This drug is contraindicated with patients who developed a previous hypersensitivity reaction to any penicillin.
Do NOT use penicillin V potassium tablet if you:
- Are allergic to penicillin V potassium;
- Are taking a tetracycline antibiotic;
- Have nausea, vomiting, gastric dilatation, cardiospasm or intestinal hypermotility.
There is little evidence with regards to the use of penicillin V potassium during pregnancy or breastfeeding, so consult your doctor or health care professional before taking penicillin V potassium.
Driving or operating machinery is safe when administered with penicillin V potassium.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual dose for adults and children 12 years of age depends on condition and severity from 250 to 500mg in every 6-8 hours for 8-10 days.
There are several drugs that interact with penicillin V potassium tablets including: birth control pills, methotrexate, probenecid or a tetracycline antibiotic such as doxycycline or minocycline.
If someone overdoses might have symptoms of hemolytic anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, neuropathy and nephropathy are infrequent reactions, breathlessness or passing out. This has to be reported to the medical health professional. Seek medical help urgently.
Some of the reported adverse reactions which are being frequently being observed are fever and eosinophilia. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with penicillin V potassium tablets.