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Penicillin V Medication
Effect of stopping 1 gram of penicillin V after a day upon realising you don't need it as have no symptoms except tonsil stone?
Shouldn't stop: This medication is used for strep throat and likely why it was given to you. As you point out a tonsil stone requires no treatment. However if you had a strep test that was positive, antibiotics are needed to lessen the chance of you getting rheumatic fever and subsequent rheumatic heart disease. Incidentally antibiotics may lessen birth control pill effectiveness, so plan accordingly. ...Read more
Bad odor with a discharge, no pain or anything. And a bath and feminine products don't stop the smell. I started taking penicillin v, will it help?
Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor, often with discharge, is bacterial vaginosis -- an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. Trichomonas, an STD, also does this; and other STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia are more common in BV. Feminine products or penicillin won't help and might make BV worse, and can screw up STD diagnosis. Treatment is available -- stop the penicillin and see your doctor. ...Read more
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One enlarged tonsil, white spots. Been on penicillin v for 3 days, no tonsil swelling reduction. First noticed 8 weeks ago.?
Could be: Mononucleosis or another bacterial or viral infection. Consult your doctor again for additional treatment. ...Read more
Can I take penicillin v potassium500mg for a uti? I've had the UTI for 4 days now and cranberry juice isn't doing the trick. Please answer ASAP
I keep getting tonsillitis, despite X 2 Penicillin V prescriptions. AOS blood tests "upper range of normal" what treatment would help?
Don't overtreat: Penicillin won't prevent future attacks, and is appropriate only if there's good reason to think this is strep throat. Antistreptolysin O titers are useful only if actual rheumatic fever is a consideration; don't over-interpret these or any other labs especially when they're in reference range or you'll go crazy. Ask about tonsillectomy given that there's variable evidence / thought. ...Read more
I've finished my course of penicillin v for tonsillitis but there are still a couple of tiny spots on my tonsils. Is this a problem? They aren't sore
I have a lot of pain and facial swelling from a root canal retreat. I was given penicillin v and metronidazole. When will the swelling go down?
Typically 3-7 days: Most advanced dental infections will take at least 2-3 days for antibiotics to start to have a positive effect. Depending on the progression and nature of the infection, this can take longer. One way to "get the upper hand" is to have a dentist make an incision and drain the swelling and greatly reduce the bacterial load. Facial swellings should be monitored as they can become quite serious. ...Read more
My left tonsil has been swollen for 6 days I've been taking penicillin v past 48 hrs. Swelling has reduced there's still a lump behind it & if I push it with my tongue it leaks will this need draining?
Can penicillin v cause diarrhea and gastrointestinal pain? I take penicillin v for my tonsillitis but I feel sick in my belly. Thanks!
Possibly: You may be having an adverse reaction to the pen v or you may be taking pen vk which contains potassium to which some are very sensitive. Or you may be experiencing changes in intestinal flora secondary to antibiotics. Since you are not likely to be taking this for more than 10 days, if it continues see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Monday I was given penicillin v 500 mg for strep throat. Still have a lot of pain & now I have a horrible taste in my mouth. How long to take effect?
Rule of thumb: I tell my patients if they are not better, much better, in 48 hours, likely the medicine is not working. So in 2 days and you still have problem go back to your doctor. We say that as we don't want our patients to have complications of a disease left untreated properly. ...Read more
I was prescribed penicillin for bacterial sinusitis. Can penicillin v cause orange-reddish urine? 2 months ago I had kidney stones could it be related? - so far I have no other symptoms i.e flank pain
Penicillin for tooth: Yes. Unless you are allergic to it. ...Read more
Penicillin v potassium is it ok to break in half trouble swallowing. Pharmacist said ok? Does it stay in your system long finished it 4 days ago?
Yes: I'm assuming you are talking about the tablet not the powder form. If so, the tablets are scored so yes you can cut it in half. Half of it is gone from your system within 1/2h and within a few hours is gone altogether provided you have normal kidney function. ...Read more
Why does penicillin V potassium 500mg give me a yeast affection and what should I use for to get rid of it?
Yeast common with Pe: Many Antibiotics have yeast overgrowth as part of their action. AB's kill bad and good bacteria so yeast thrive with less predators. If yeast is in vagina, several fungicide products are available OTC (no rx). You may need a med like Diflucan (fluconazole), pill, to get rid of it. Check with your doc. ...Read more
No: Too much food and too little exercise makes you gain weight. ...Read more
I had a root canal done under my bridge on one tooth a week ago but the gum is still sore I'm on penicillin V potassium 500 mg every six hours.?
Get Checked: See the Dentist and get checked. It may be normal healing response depending on the complexity of the problem. If still not resolved after the course of antibiotics, then additional treatment may be required. Often it takes months for the discomfort from pressure to subside, but tissue should resolve once infection clears up. Good Luck. ...Read more
Hi I cracked a tooth last week 3 days ago my right side of my face swelled up amd eye. I went to the er they prescribed penicillin v potassium 4x a day 500mg. My face became hot and red near my nose and pain unbearable. 2nd 3rd molar extracted today?
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Cold remedies: And stomach remedies may be taken with penicilin ...Read more
This may be an odd question, but I shall ask it in any case. Is there any evidence that people who are allergic to penicillin are more likely to have an allergy to some other medications? If so, what?
Possible: Some people who are allergic to penicillin can also react to a class of drug called cephalosporins. But this is rather unusual. The only way to know for sure is to try a drug sometime and see if you react to it. It also makes a difference how severe the reaction was to penicillin. ...Read more
If a med. Says not to take if allergic to penicillin or any form of it and a dr. Gives to someone allergic to amoxicillin is ok? I want to know if its ok to take a medication that says not to take if allergic to penecillin or any form of it and I am aller
I have surgery tomorrow. What are some options for pain medication if I'm allergic to NSAIDs and penicillin?
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Tramadol,: And then there are the Opiates.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have tonsillitis and have been taking penicillin antibiotics for it but my urine has a very strong smell like the medication but it's very dark, help?
Is it safe to take heart medications, blood thinners, and blood pressure medicine with penicillin?
I have a question my cheek is swollen and I'm in pain I'm on medicated mouth wash and penicillin I've only been on the medication since Sunday how lon?
Infection: Can take as long as 48-72 hours for antibiotics to begin reducing spread of infection. If source I'd SN infected tooth, pills alone will not eliminate infection. Treatment of the tooth itself will be required. Sometimes additional or different antibiotic required. Tell your dentist about your pain and swelling now. ...Read more
Just had 2 molers pulled on Friday. The dentist gave me penicillin vk 500mg. Now I'm getting a ear ache will this medication help?
Can medication (hydrocodone, ibuprofen and penicillin be passed to me through semen and affect my birth control?
Birth control: This is more than unlikely. Although I always say that nothing is impossible this comes very close. Would not worry about this. Best wishes. ...Read more
Not Common: Drug allergy is not rare, but it is not terribly common either. Many people are incorrectly diagnosed with drug allergies. You also cannot be allergic to a drug you have never taken. Some of the most common drug that people are allergic to are penicillins, sulfa drugs, and non-steroidal anti inflammatories like aspirin or ibuprofen. If you think you have a drug allergy see an allergist. ...Read more
Antibiotics: The two classes of antibiotics you are asking about are nothing alike, either chemically or in their mechanisms of antibacterial activity. ...Read more