penicillin v potassium - oral solids, Pen-Vee K, V-Cillin K, Veetids
GENERIC NAME: PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM - ORAL SOLIDS (pen-ih-SILL-in VEE poh-TASS-ee-um)
BRAND NAME(S): Pen-Vee K, V-Cillin K, Veetids
USES: Penicillin is an antibiotic used to treat and prevent a wide variety of bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic treats and prevents only bacterial infections. It will not work for virus infections (such as the common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. This medication may be taken with or without food. However, penicillin is best absorbed when taken on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals).The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals.Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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