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Penicillin Vk Medication
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?
Penicillin: Some medications are absorbed better in the absence of food and such is the case for penicillins. ...Read more
No: Can be given as a prophylactic medication when needed. ...Read more
My friend just took an overdose on 15 penicillin vk tablets 250mg, What is going to happen to them and how can I help?
I accidentally took two 500 mg of penicillin vk together when I only suppose to take one. Will I be okay. I'm very concerned?
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
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
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?
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
Yes: Yes you could take both without a problem ...Read more
It's okay!: While it is not okay to crush slow-release or enteric-coated pills, it is often okay to crush others, like Pen VK. Always double check with your pharmacist though, to be sure since that is the person who knows exactly which formulation of the drug has been used with your prescription. ...Read more
I'm taking 500 milligrams of penicillin vk for 10 days will that affect my celexa (citalopram) in anyway?
Celexa (citalopram): Nope. Should be ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: You don't know if you have an infection, do you? Taking antibiotics when you don't have an infection is totally useless, and taking antibiotics if you do have a dental infection will not fix the tooth. You still need to see a dentist for care, so the sooner you call the sooner you will feel better.. ...Read more
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