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Penicillin Vk (Definition)

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


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Taking the penicillin vk 500 mg tablet and a naproxen ec 500 mg tablet at the same time safe?

Very safe: No interactions. However, aways check with your doctor for specific medication interactions. Take care. ...Read more

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Abscessed tooth - been on penicillin vk 500 mg for 2 days now. When can I expect to see the "harder" areas of swelling start to go down on outer jaw?

Abscessed tooth - been on penicillin vk 500 mg for 2 days now. When can I expect to see the "harder" areas of swelling start to go down on outer jaw?

Pen VK: Typically antibiotics require 48-72hrs to become fully effective. If no changes occur after that period of time, call your dentist/endodontist, who will prescribe a different antibiotic. A root canal is needed regardless, as the cause of the abscess is coming from within the tooth, and the only way to treat it is via a root canal, or extraction. ...Read more

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Can i take penicillin vk 500 mg for ear infection?

Can i take penicillin vk 500 mg for ear infection?

No: Does not provide enough coverage for typical bacterial organisms causing infection- covers strep well, but not h flu, m cattharalis. Amox would be better 1 st line choice. ...Read more

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Tested positive for strep throat. Taking 500 Mg penicillin vk for 24 hrs. Throat still hurting and still feel bad. How long should it take to work?

Tested positive for strep throat.  Taking 500 Mg penicillin vk for 24 hrs.  Throat still hurting and still feel bad.  How long should it take to work?

48-72 hours: Many people begin to feel relief from Strep throat symptoms after 24 hours of appropriate antibiotic therapy, but one wouldn't necessarily consider your regiment a treatment failure until you have been taking it for at least 2-3 days. Best wishes. ...Read more

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