Penicillin V

  • TRADE NAMES: Abbocillin; Apo-Pen; Novapen-VK; Ospen; Penbeta; Phenoxymethylpenicillin; V-cillin K (Lilly)
  • INDICATIONS: Cellulitis, endocarditis, erysipelas, oral infections, otitis media, rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, tonsillitis
  • CLASS: Antibiotic; penicillin
  • HALF-LIFE: 4 hours
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Estrogens, Methotrexate, Minocycline, Neomycin, Phenindione, Probenecid, Sulfinpyrazone, Warfarin

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: B

Our database has 22 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN.
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC.
HEMATOLOGIC.
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL.
OTHER.


Page last updated 09/19/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric
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