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Penicillin Vk (Definition)

Treats or prevents infections caused by certain types of bacteria. This ...Read more


Dr. Michael Palumbo
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Can you explain if it's safe to take allergy pills while being on penicillin vk 500 mg?

Dr. Michael Palumbo
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Can you explain if it's safe to take allergy pills while being on penicillin vk 500 mg?

No problem: antihistamines and penicillin do not interact.

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Is it possible for you to mix penicillin vk 500 mg with acetaminophen?

Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Is it possible for you to mix penicillin vk 500 mg with acetaminophen?

Yes: There should be no interaction issues between the antibiotic penicillin and acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can you drink alcohol when you are taking penicillin vk 500 mg tablets?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can you drink alcohol when you are taking penicillin vk 500 mg tablets?

Per Drugs.com: drug interaction checker - there are no noted interactions btwn penicillin vk and alcohol. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Can i take ibuprofen 600 mg while taking penicillin vk 500 mg?

Dr. Scott Diede
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Can i take ibuprofen 600 mg while taking penicillin vk 500 mg?

Yes.: It is safe for you to take Ibuprofen and pen vk at the same time. ...Read more

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

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

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Dr. Sunia Lessing
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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?

Dr. Sunia Lessing
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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?

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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Dr. Stuart Bradin
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Can i take penicillin vk 500 mg for ear infection?

Dr. Stuart Bradin
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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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Dr. Scott Diede
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I accidentally took two 500 mg of penicillin vk together when i only suppose to take one. Will i be okay. Im very concerned?

Dr. Scott Diede
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You will be OK: You will have no adverse side effects of taking two pills. Take your next dose at the normal time. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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?

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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?

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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