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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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. Sandra Eleczko
102 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

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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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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

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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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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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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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My friend just took an overdose on 15 penicillin vk tablets 250mg, What is going to happen to them and how can I help?

Little if any harm: Penicillin is one of the most nontoxic drugs that exists. It is almost impossible to take enough to cause serious harm. Your friend probably will have some abdominal cramping and may diarrhea for a day or two. That's all. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend just took an overdose on 15 penicillin vk tablets 250mg, what will happen and what should I do?

Call Poison Control: at 1-800-222-1222. Even if this will not physically endanger your friend's life, an overdose should be taken seriously. Recommend that your friend be seen at the emergency room. ...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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Will 7 day regimen of penicillin vk cure an abscess?

Will 7 day regimen of penicillin vk cure an abscess?

No: Many skin abscesses can be cured with incision and drainage alone. Most skin abscesses are caused by the bacteria staphylococcus aureus. Almost all strains of this bacteria are resistant to pen vk. If the abscess is caused by mrsa, septra/bactrim or Doxycycline are the usual oral antibiotics used. If mssa oral dicloxicillin or Keflex are often used. ...Read more

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Currently taking penicillin vk and I'm supposed to go to a pool party in 2 days. Can i swim with extra sunscreen or should I not swim at all?

Currently taking penicillin vk and I'm supposed to go to a pool party in 2 days. Can i swim with extra sunscreen or should I not swim at all?

Doesn't matter: Taking this med does not require you to alter your plans.It is not affected by sunlight or swimming.Try to enjoy yourself.If the illness you are treating makes you uncomfortable, just participate to your level of comfort. ...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?

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