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Penicillin VK Tablets
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Drug Name:

Penicillin VK Tablets Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Penicillin V (as potassium) 250mg, 500mg; tabs.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Penicillin VK Tablets:

Penicillin-sensitive infections.

Adult:

Take on an empty stomach. 125–500mg every 6–8 hours.

Children:

Take on an empty stomach. 15–56mg/kg per day in 3–6 divided doses.

Warnings/Precautions:

Cephalosporin, imipenem, or other allergy: not recommended. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Avoid concomitant erythromycin, sulfonamides. Potentiated by probenecid.

See Also:

Penicillin VK Oral Suspension

Pharmacological Class:

Penicillinase-sensitive penicillin.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset, urticaria, anaphylaxis.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand names Beepen-VK, Betapen-VK, Ledercillin VK, Pen-Vee K, Penapar-VK, Pfizerpen VK, V-Cillin K, Veetids, Uticillin VK.

How Supplied:

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