Penicillin Vk. 500 mg. Tabs
Generic Name: Penicillin V. Potassium - Oral Solids
Penicillins are antibiotics used to treat a wide variety of bacterial
INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING
This medication may be taken without regard to meals. However, absorption
is best if medication is taken on an empty stomach (one hour before or
two-to-three hours after meals.)
Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept
at a constant level. Do this by taking the medication at evenly spaced
intervals throughout the day and night.
Continue to take this medication until all of it is finished, even if
symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early
may allow bacteria to continue to grow resulting in a relapse of the infection.
This medication may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting
during the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these
symptoms persist or become severe, inform Dr. Roberts.
Notify Dr. Roberts immediately if an allergic reaction occurs while taking
this medication. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, skin rash, hives,
Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in
a secondary infection (e.g., oral, bladder, or vaginal yeast infections).
Tell Dr. Roberts if you have any other illnesses or any allergies, especially
to penicillin or other antibiotics.
If pregnant or nursing, this medication should be used only after consulting
with your obstetrician.
This medication interferes with oral contraceptive (birth control pills).
If you are using oral contraceptives, please inform Dr. Roberts. He will
discuss other birth control methods to use while you are taking this drug.
Tell Dr. Roberts if you are using tetracycline, as your medicine may
need to be changed.
This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only.
Do not use it later for another infection or give it to someone else.
A different medication may be necessary in those cases.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered unless it is almost
time for the next dose. If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the
missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up"
Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight.
Do not store in the bathroom.
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