Penicillin (Antibiotics) (cont.)

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What formulations of penicillin antibiotics are available?

Penicillin antibiotics are available as

  • tablets,
  • capsules,
  • powder for oral suspension, and
  • powder for injection.

What about taking penicillin antibiotics during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

  • Penicillin antibiotics are considered safe to use during pregnancy.
  • Although small amounts of penicillins pass into breast milk they are considered safe to use while breastfeeding.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/13/2016

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