Penicillin v Potassium - Drug Information

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General Information on Penicillin v Potassium

Generic Name : Penicillin v Potassium

Pronunciation : pen i sill' in

Latest prescription information about Penicillin v Potassium. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Penicillin v Potassium

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 is Penicillin v Potassium Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections. It blocks bacterial cell wall growth.

When should Penicillin v Potassium not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

What is the dosage of Penicillin v Potassium?

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 should Penicillin v Potassium 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.

What are the warnings and precautions for Penicillin v Potassium?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney impairment, blood-clotting disorder, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Penicillin v Potassium?

Allergic reactions like hives, shock and swelling in the face, hands, leg etc; anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.

What are the other precautions for Penicillin v Potassium?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Penicillin v Potassium?

Store it at controlled room temperature (20 to 25C).

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