FDA Approved: * May 27, 1964
Pharm Company: * TEVA
Category: Antibiotics

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Penicillin Overview

Penicillin (PCN or pen) is a group of antibiotics which include penicillin G (intravenous use), penicillin V (use by mouth), procaine penicillin, and benzathine penicillin (intramuscular use). Penicillin antibiotics were among the first medications to be effective against many bacterial infections caused by staphylococci and streptococci. Penicillins are still widely used today, though many types of bacteria have developed resistance following extensive use. About 10% of people report that th...

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penicillin vk 500mg tabs
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penicillin ## I have recently been prescribed Penicillin Vk 500 mg from a doctor. I was in SO much pain from my peridontal disease,(from my infection under my teeth), that the pain was excruciating. i went to an emergency hospital instead of a dentist. I have looked up this medication and it describes this certain medication to be used for throat, not an infection. Is this right? have you heard of anyone else being prescribed this medicine for a gum?mouth problem? ## This is a general antibiotic, it is used to treat many different types of infection, not just those of the throat or any other specific part of the body. I took it many times for dental infections. Here's a link to the monograph for more information: Broad spectrum antibiotics, such as this one, can be used to treat man...
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Pentids 800mg alternative
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For the past 15 years my mother used to take Pentids 800mg, but now the tablets are not available in markets. Can anyone please tell me if there is a related alternative to Pentids containing Penicillin G? ## She can take any antibiotic that also contains Penicillin in the same dosage. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. Has her doctor told her to continue this medication for this long? That is very unusual, if so. Is she on any other medications? ## She is suffering from a septic wound in her right leg at the age of 15 now she is 59. At that time we have concerned many doctors all are recommended to amputate the leg. She was tensed at the time and not agreed because of she also diabetic. Since t...
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Sulfur & Cream of Tartar Wafer
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Years ago, given to each of us once per day for keeping mosquitos from biting & if they bit us, would not cause problems. ## Where can I find Sulfur and Cream of Tarter Wafers? I took them as a kid and never had any problems with bug bites and ticks and we played in the woods every day. As I got older I never had acne. I wanted to have my daughter try it, but can not find them. They were a little flat wafer about the size of a quarter and chewable. The taste was not bad at all....and a somewhat sweet. Can someone help me find this product if it exists? ## Linda, glad to see that someone besides I remembers these wafers. I still have not found them anywhere but I will keep checking smalltowm pharmicies & hopefully locate them somewhere!!! I just know they were wonderful! ## I fou...
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Flupen 250 What Is It Used To Treat
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I found flupen 250 in my son's school bag. What is this capsule for? ## Flupen contains the active ingredient Flupentixol, it is an antipsychotic that's most commonly used to treat schizophrenia. Learn more Flupen details here. Did you ask him about it? ## wrong again - whoever answers these questions is misinformed - flupen contains Flucloxacillin which is a penicillin antibiotic! Get your facts right please! ## I have boils under my armpit and wet to a local clinic and they prescibed flupen 250 for me is it the correct treatment for boils? ## I have boils under my armpit and went to a local clinic and they prescibed flupen 250 for me is it the correct treatment for boils? ## I fill pain in my stomach and womb and it feels lyk I hv a rushes so I get flupen and doxtet and metrod...
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Penicillin V Brand Names
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Penicillin V Brand Names in pakistan ## I've been looking for Penicillin G potassium tablets. Pentids was the tablet we used buy. Now it is out of stock everywhere. What is the latest brand name available in India?
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Sumapen 500mg Penicillin
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can this capsule treat the swelling of the gums? ## Penicillin is an antibiotic, which is used to treat various types of infections, so this may help if the swelling is caused by an infection. Has your doctor or dentist instructed you to use this? Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Learn more: ## can this help cure patients with rheumatic heart diseases? ## I taking sumapen and suplements (with the contents of minerals, vitamins, antioxidant) so my question is, do sumapen has interaction w/ the suplements i'm taking? ## I have an inflamed gums. I bought sumapen 500mg capsul because I was prescribed by adentist before with this. Is it safe to take with Felodipine and enalapril? I'm 50 yrs.already. ## I have a rheumatic heart desease....
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Amox Clav 875-125mg with systemic rash
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I am 70 years old and was likely infected by 2 people coughing in a 1 1/2 hr bus ride in Cuba (poor recycled air). I got a sore throat within 24 hr then, laryngitis & cough for last 8 days & saw the ER MD in FL. Told them I am allergic to Penicillin and have Asthma. Can I continue the Rx & can I take Claritin for my allergies (mold, pollen, dust etc)? Is topical Aloe gel ok for a rash since the rash is systemic? Or should I go back to the ER for a different Rx? Is ok to go in Sun w/ spf 50? I don't recall if Amox was ever prescribed in my life as I always take Tetracycline or Cipro for other infections. ## I didn't find any interactions listed between these medications, but it is always best to double check to be sure. As to topical aloe, that is usually okay, since ...
Updated 23 days ago.
I nearly died from an intravenous procain penicillin shot
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I had a throat infection and chest infection coming on and because I'm travelling I always take some procain penicillin shots with me as they help me recover quickly and faster than the orals. I've used them for about 15 years when I needed to. But this time is life changing and no one understands. I'm hoping there is someone this happened to, to talk to. As soon as I had the shot which was administered into my upper bottom hip area (same spots for years) as soon as pin out I had a rush of blood go through my body to my head, then a ringing sensation in my ears, then felt dizzy and lost all orientation, followed by very very fast heart beats and then loss of breathing. I fell backwards on the bed and started yelling "get me help, I'm dying!" Then I felt like I wa...
Updated 29 days ago.
I don't know what 93 5195 is..
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I found in my little sisters room, it is a white oval pill with the number 93 on one side and the numbers 5195 on the other side. ## The pill you're describing is 500 mg Penicillin V, antibiotic. Brand Name: V-Cillin K® ## What is the name for a pill that is white and oval with 19 on one side and plain on the other? ## Jarred - I don't have a 100% match for you, but I did find a pill with similar markings. There is a round white pill with RE on one side and 19 on the other. This is Atenolol 25mg, used to treat high blood pressure. Does this sound like what you have? If not, can you post back with any other info such as other markings, a manufacturer name, or where this pill was obtained from? ## I found a small white pill with a score on 1 side and a circle on the other, wh...
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what infections does penicillin vk 500mg treat
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I am away on vac. Three days ago I started feeling tired and when I did anything physical (stairs) I would get a fast heart rate. I started taking Ibuprofen for the head ache. Today the third day I bought took out a bottle of penicillin VK 500 mg tablets I took with me. I am also alternating ibuprofen and acetaminophen 6hrs. Took temp. today 39.5 , after talking acetaminophen it has got down 37.5. One he later I took one penicillin vk5 500 mg are tablet. Should I stay on this regiment until I get home in.7days ## It is a broad spectrum antibiotic that can be used to treat various bacterial infections. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash, and diarrhea. However, it may not be the right medication to treat your sy...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • For Solution: 125mg/5ml, 200,000 units/5ml, 250,000 units/5ml, 250mg/5ml, 400,000 units/5ml
  • Injection: 1,000,000 units/vial, 1,200,000 unit/2ml, 1,500,000 units/vial, 1.2mil unit/ml, 2,000,000 unit/50ml, 2,400,000 unit/4ml, 20,000,000 units/vial, 3,000,000 unit/50ml, 300,000 units/ml, 300,000 units/vial, 5,000,000 units/vial, 600,000 units/1.2ml, 600,000 units/ml
  • Powder for Reconstitution: 125mg/5ml, 250mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 125mg, 250,000 unit, 250mg, 400,000 unit, 500mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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