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What is Penicillin V Potassium?

Penicillin V Potassium is used for Bacterial infection, Infections, Bacterial infections and other conditions. This salt may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Detailed information related to Penicillin V Potassium's uses, side-effects, reviews, questions, interactions, and precautions is as follows:

Penicillin V Potassium Uses

Penicillin V Potassium is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
References: 1
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Penicillin V Potassium Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Penicillin V Potassium - Side-effects

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Penicillin V Potassium - Precautions & How to Use

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Penicillin V Potassium - Drug Interactions

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Penicillin V Potassium - Contraindications

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Penicillin V Potassium - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Penicillin V Potassium safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
  • Is Penicillin V Potassium safe while breastfeeding?
  • Can Penicillin V Potassium be used for bacterial infection and infections?
    Yes, bacterial infection and infections are among the most common reported uses for Penicillin V Potassium. Please do not use Penicillin V Potassium for bacterial infection and infections without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Penicillin V Potassium.
  • How long do I need to use Penicillin V Potassium before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported within 6 hours and 3 days as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Penicillin V Potassium. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Penicillin V Potassium.
  • Should I consume Penicillin V Potassium empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Penicillin V Potassium after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Penicillin V Potassium.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Penicillin V Potassium medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Penicillin V Potassium. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Penicillin V Potassium

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 2, 3, 4, 5

Overdosage of Penicillin V Potassium

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Penicillin V Potassium, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 6, 7, 8

Storage of Penicillin V Potassium

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Penicillin V Potassium.
References: 9, 10, 11, 12

Expired Penicillin V Potassium

  • Taking a single dose of expired Penicillin V Potassium is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 13, 14

Dosage Information

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Questions - Penicillin V Potassium

Penicillin is excreted in urine by renal clearance. Penicillin is an antibiotic indicated in the treatment of infections due to penicillin G-sensitive microorganisms. Examples of those infections are streptococcal infections, pneumococcal infections, staphylococcal infections, and Vincent’s gingivitis and pharyngitis. Penicillin works by inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial cell wall.

1) Penicillin. DailyMed URL: . Accessed December 29, 2017.
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Monday, October 30, 2017 -- (MedPage Today) -- Penicillin skin test feasible in 'real-world' office setting, researchers say

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -- New research supports that allergy evaluation is an inexpensive intervention and that given the downstream benefits, it may well be cost-effective.

Monday, October 09, 2017 -- Many patients wrongly report a drug allergy, leading doctors to use inferior meds, study finds

Monday, October 09, 2017 -- Increased risk of SSI was mediated by patients' receipt of alternative perioperative antibiotic

Monday, October 09, 2017 -- A study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators found that surgical patients believed to be allergic to penicillin were significantly more likely to develop surgical site infections than were patients with no documented allergy, a difference totally attributable to the alternative antibiotics used to prevent such infections.

Penicillin V Potassium - Demographic Information


  1. Pubchem Penicillin V - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
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  3. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  4. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  5. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
  6. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  7. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  10. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  11. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  12. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  13. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  14. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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