Penicillin V is used in the treatment or prophylaxis of infections caused by susceptible organisms, especially streptococci: Pharyngitis, tonsillitis. Rheumatic fever (primary and secondary prophylaxis), streptococcal skin infection. Pneumococcal infection prophylaxis and anthrax.
Patients with hypersensitivity to Penicillin's.
Penicillin V is well tolerated but may occasionally cause nausea, diarrhea, and hypersensitivity reactions, especially skin rashes anaphylactic reactions is rarely occur.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Penicillin V is administered preferably at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after food.
-Penicillin V 500: Adults: 1 2 tablets every 6 hours.
-Penicillin V 1000: Adults: 1 tablets every 6 hours.
-Penicillin V 400: children are given the following doses every 6 hours:
Up to 1 year: 62.5 mg, 1.25 ml (quarter small tea spoon)
1-5 years: 125 mg, 2.5 ml (half small tea spoon)
6-12 year: 250 mg, 5 ml (small tea spoon)
Bottles of 60 ml