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Doctor insights on: Can Penicillin Vk Give You Heartburn

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Will penicillin vk work for bacterial vaginois?

Will penicillin vk work for bacterial vaginois?

No: No. Penicillin VK will not work for bacterial vaginosis. The antibiotics that are used to treat this infection are metronidazole and clindamycin. ...Read more

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Will penicillin vk make your urine smell like medication?

Will penicillin vk make your urine smell like medication?

See below: Penicillins are eliminated via your kidneys concentrating in the urine. The urine will smell just like the pills…medicinal and bitter moldy smell. ...Read more

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Are penicillin vk antibiotic tablets suitable for toothache?

Are penicillin vk antibiotic tablets suitable for toothache?

Possibly: You don't know if you have an infection, do you? Taking antibiotics when you don't have an infection is totally useless, and taking antibiotics if you do have a dental infection will not fix the tooth. You still need to see a dentist for care, so the sooner you call the sooner you will feel better.. ...Read more

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Tomorrow will be the 7th day that I've been on penicillin vk 500mg for strep. Today my whole body aches, is this due to the penicillin?

Tomorrow will be the 7th day that I've been on penicillin vk 500mg for strep. Today my whole body aches, is this due to the penicillin?

Body aches....: You should consult the doctor that prescribed your penicillin so he/she can reevaluate. It might be the disease or the drug. More history information and physical examination and possibly some lab tests are needed to answer your question. If you have been on antibiotic for seven days and are not getting better, it is very important to see your doctor again. ...Read more

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Can penicillin vk 500 be used for stds?

Can penicillin vk 500 be used for stds?

No: Pen VK is not part of the modern armamentarium of STD treatment. ...Read more

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Could penicillin vk get you high?

Could penicillin vk get you high?

Not that I know: Antibiotics like pencillin generally do not have any effect on cognition. I am unaware of any psychotropic effects of pen vk. ...Read more

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Safe to mix penicillin vk and food?

Safe to mix penicillin vk and food?

Penicillin: It is preferred to take penvk on an empty stomach for better absorption. However, if it causes abdominal discomfort, it can be taken with food and it will still be as effective. ...Read more

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Can I eat pizza while taking penicillin vk?

Can I eat pizza while taking penicillin vk?

Yes: Of course you can. Pen vk is best absorbed when taken on an empty stomach so take it 1 hour before or 2 hours after you eat your pizza. ...Read more

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Why do I have to take penicillin vk to have a root canal?

Why do I have to take penicillin vk to have a root canal?

Dentist judgement: Studies do not show a definite benefit to taking antibiotics for routine root canal therapy. The treatment itself should resolve the source of the infection. There are instances, however, where a dentist may elect to prescribe an antibiotic. Examples are compromised immune system, inability to adequately clean the tooth, presence of severe pain/swelling come to mind. ...Read more

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Does nexplanon get effected by penicillin vk. If so how is it effected?

Does nexplanon get effected by penicillin vk. If so how is it effected?

Don't worry: No meaningful interaction exists between these two medications. Birth control should remain effective. ...Read more

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Just wanting to make sure its ok to cruch penicillin vk 500mg tablets to help with swallowing?

It's okay!: While it is not okay to crush slow-release or enteric-coated pills, it is often okay to crush others, like Pen VK. Always double check with your pharmacist though, to be sure since that is the person who knows exactly which formulation of the drug has been used with your prescription. ...Read more

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Do penicillin vk tablets work for tooth aches?

Do penicillin vk tablets work for tooth aches?

Possible: The penicillin tablets usually controls the tooth infection with some resolution. As a result the pain from the tooth subsides. A strong pain medication usually should take the tooth ache away. ...Read more

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Will one glass of wine weaken the penicillin vk 250mg at all?

Will one glass of wine weaken the penicillin vk 250mg at all?

No.: Though in general it is good to avoid mixing drugs and alcohol, one glass of wine will not affect the efficacy of your penicillin dose. ...Read more

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I have been on penicillin vk 500 for two days and the swelling is just getting worse when do I call the dentist?

I have been on penicillin vk 500 for two days and the swelling is just getting worse when do I call the dentist?

May be not doing: What it suppose to do. Call your dentist as soon as possible also get ready for a possible I&D ...Read more

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Been on antibiotics penicillin VK for 6 days still still positive for strep with home test how long till it's clear is this normal?

Been on antibiotics penicillin VK for 6 days still still positive for strep with home test how long till it's clear is this normal?

Not normal: If the home test is based on antigen detection, the test usually reverts to negative about a day after penicillin is started. In some documented cases, the positive test persists long after cultures become negative (so positive test despite effective treatment. This may be caused by antigen from another non-harmful microbe (not the strep) that is present. Short answer, would not worry/stop tests. ...Read more

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