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Penicillin V Tablets
What is this medicine?
PENICILLIN V (pen i SILL in V) is a penicillin antibiotic. It treats some infections caused by bacteria. It will not work for colds, the flu, or other viruses.
How should I use this medicine?
Take this drug by mouth. Take it as directed on the prescription label at the same time every day. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take all of this drug unless your health care provider tells you to stop it early. Keep taking it even if you think you are better.
Talk to your health care provider about the use of this drug in children. While it may be prescribed for children as young as 12 for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
new symptoms of infection
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
sore mouth or tongue
What may interact with this medicine?
birth control pills
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused drug after the expiration date.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
bowel disease, like colitis
an unusual or allergic reaction to penicillin, cephalosporins, other antibiotics or medicines, foods, tartrazine or other dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Tell your doctor or health care provider if your symptoms do not improve.
This medicine may cause serious skin reactions. They can happen weeks to months after starting the medicine. Contact your health care provider right away if you notice fevers or flu-like symptoms with a rash. The rash may be red or purple and then turn into blisters or peeling of the skin. Or, you might notice a red rash with swelling of the face, lips or lymph nodes in your neck or under your arms.
Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.
If you have diabetes, you may get a false-positive result for sugar in your urine. Check with your doctor or health care provider.
Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control.
September 13, 2020