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Penicillin VK

PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM
(penicillin v potassium) Tablet

PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM
(penicillin v potassium) Powder for Solution

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of penicillin V potassium tablets, penicillin V potassium (penicillin v potassium) for oral solution, and other antibacterial drugs, penicillin V potassium tablets and penicillin V potassium (penicillin v potassium) for oral solution should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Penicillin V is the phenoxymethyl analog of penicillin G.

Penicillin V potassium (penicillin v potassium) is the potassium salt of penicillin V.

Each penicillin V potassium tablet, USP contains penicillin V potassium (penicillin v potassium) equivalent to 250 mg (400,000 units) or 500 mg (800,000 units) penicillin V. The inactive ingredients present are dibasic calcium phosphate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium citrate.

Each penicillin V potassium (penicillin v potassium) Tablets, USP, 250 mg contains 0.71 mEq (27.9 mg) of potassium and each penicillin V potassium (penicillin v potassium) tablet, USP, 500 mg contains 1.43 mEq (55.8 mg) of potassium

Penicillin V potassium (penicillin v potassium) for oral solution, USP is an off-white to pinkish colored powder, which when reconstituted as directed, yields a red colored solution with cherry flavor in which each 5 mL contains penicillin V potassium (penicillin v potassium) equivalent to 125 mg (200,000 units) or 250 mg (400,000 units) penicillin V. The inactive ingredients present are cherry flavor, FD&C Red #40, saccharin sodium, sodium benzoate, and sugar.

Each 5 mL of reconstituted penicillin V potassium (penicillin v potassium) for oral solution, USP, 125 mg (200,000 units) per 5 mL contains 0.36 mEq (13.9 mg) of potassium. Each 5 mL of reconstituted penicillin V potassium (penicillin v potassium ) for oral solution, USP, 250 mg (400,000 units) per 5 mL contains 0.71 mEq (27.9 mg) of potassium.

PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM - penicillin v potassium tablet  Structural Formula Illustration

Monopotassium (2S,5R,6R)-3,3-dimethyl-7-oxo-6-(2-phenoxyacetamido)-4-thia-1-azabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane-2-carboxylate.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/28/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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