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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Penicillin Vk (Overview)

This is a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.


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What is penicillin vk 500 used for?

What is penicillin vk 500 used for?

Dental Infections: While pen vk is not used very often in medicine anymore, it is used in dentistry all the time because it is one of the most effective antibiotics for dental infections. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
95 doctors shared insights

Penicillin Vk (Overview)

This is a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.


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Why do I have to take penicillin vk tablets before food?

Why do I have to take penicillin vk tablets before food?

Penicillin: Some medications are absorbed better in the absence of food and such is the case for penicillins. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not be able to hold down any food after taking penicillin vk 500mg? I keep vomiting and can't eat. I was prescribed it for a severe toothache.

Is it normal to not be able to hold down any food after taking penicillin vk 500mg? I keep vomiting and can't eat. I was prescribed it for a severe toothache.

Typically : Typically it is recommended that you take antibiotics after eating. Taking the medication on an empty stomach is an invitation to an upset stomach especially if it mixes with the acid in your stomach. Try eating something a half hour prior to taking the medication. If this continues discuss it with your dentist to see if they can change to another antibiotic. Are you taking pain medications at the same time? If so that is an additional reason that you are experiencing GI upset. One additional note, this is probably not an allergy as is typically thought by patients. ...Read more

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After losen a lot of unexplained weight my doctor done vaginal swabs and a chest X-Ray IV been prescribed penicillin vk,,what's this for?

After losen a lot of unexplained weight my doctor done vaginal swabs and a chest X-Ray IV been prescribed penicillin vk,,what's this for?

Weight loss: Unexplained weight loss requires thorough evaluation. There's variety of etiologies, including just stress or depression to a more serious problems such as occult infection, malignancy or endocrine problems such as hyperthyroidism. Taking abx without thorough evaluation may be dangerous and confuse the diagnosis ...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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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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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