penicillin V potassium (Beepen-VK, Penicillin VK, V-Cillin-K, Veetids)

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GENERIC NAME: penicillin V potassium

BRAND NAME: Beepen-VK, Penicillin VK, V-Cillin-K, Veetids

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Penicillin V potassium is penicillin antibiotic that is administered orally. Penicillin V potassium kills bacteria by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis. Some bacterial species against which penicillin V potassium has shown high in-vitro activity include some species of staphylococci, streptococci (groups A, C, G, H, L, and M), and pneumococci. Other bacterial species against which this medication has activity includes Corynebacterium diphtheria, Bacillus anthracis, Clostridia, Actinomyces bovis, Streptobacillus moniliformis, Listeria monocytogenes, Leptospira, Neisseria gonorrhea, and Treponema pallidum.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/3/2014

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