Generic Name : Penicillin v Potassium Pronunciation : pen i sill' in Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics ICD Code : Y40.0
India- Bistrepen 1 dose, Fortified PP, Fortified Procaine peni INJ, Kaypen, Pencom, Penidure, Penivoral, Shalpen, Durapen.
International- Beepen VK, Ledercillin VK, Pen-Vee K, -48, Longacillin, Cillin K, Veetids. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections. It blocks bacterial cell wall growth. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- The recommended dose range is 125 to 500 mg (200,000 to 400,000 units) every 6 to 8 hours for 10 days. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney impairment, blood-clotting disorder, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Allergic reactions like hives, shock and swelling in the face, hands, leg etc; anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature (20° to 25°C).
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