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Would pen vk be ok to use for a sinusitis?

Would pen vk be ok to use for a sinusitis?

Maybe, maybe not: Many individuals mistake a viral nasophryngitis for sinusitis which is a closed airspace infection, unilateral and much less common. Pen vk has limited utility because of resistance. Would consult your doctor before taking left-over antibiotics which is what it sounds like you are getting ready to do. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Penicillin Vk (Definition)

This is a broad spectrum antibiotic used ...Read more


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What is the difference between pen vk and regular penicillin?

What is the difference between pen vk and regular penicillin?

Oral vs injection: Penicillin V is absored when taken by mouth. Most other forms of penicillin are not. ...Read more

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10 weeks after finishing course of pen vk. Am i safe from developing cdiff?

10 weeks after finishing course of pen vk. Am i safe from developing cdiff?

Yes: If you are otherwise healthy, your likelihood of developing c. Difficille enterocolitis is quite low. Unless you have current symptoms, i don't think you should worry at all. ...Read more

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Is pen vk 500 mg ok to take if allergic to sulfa drugs?

Yes: Pencillin is a complete different class of drug than sulfa drugs. There is no clinically relevant cross-reactivity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about girl 61 lbs at 9 years of age. how much pen vk solution to be prescribed?

See your doctor: It would depend on what type of infection was being treated. Your doctor would have written that on the prescription that was dispensed by the pharmacist. ...Read more

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On pen vk 1000mg bid since thurs for strep and sunusitis. Now cough with chunky yellow-green sputum. Need recheck?

On pen vk 1000mg bid since thurs for strep and sunusitis. Now cough with chunky yellow-green sputum. Need recheck?

Other bacteria: If you know that you have strep and are on an adequate dose of penicillin, then one of two possibilities exist. 1.) you have a viral infection and the antibiotic is not helpful and 2.) there are other bacteria in your respiratory tract that are not sensitive to penicillin. Get a throat culture and determine what bacteria, if any, are present and a sensitivity to determine the correct antibiotic. ...Read more