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Penicillin VK Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is penicillin V (Penicillin VK)?
- What are the possible side effects of penicillin V (Penicillin VK)?
- What is the most important information I should know about penicillin V (Penicillin VK)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking penicillin V (Penicillin VK)?
- How should I take penicillin V (Penicillin VK)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Penicillin VK)?
- What happens if I overdose (Penicillin VK)?
- What should I avoid while taking penicillin V (Penicillin VK)?
- What other drugs will affect penicillin V (Penicillin VK)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Penicillin VK)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Penicillin VK)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include confusion, behavior changes, a severe skin rash, urinating less than usual, or seizure (black-out or convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking penicillin V (Penicillin VK)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect penicillin V (Penicillin VK)?
Before taking penicillin V, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall); or
- probenecid (Benemid).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with penicillin V. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about penicillin V.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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