Top
30
Doctor insights on: What Is Penicillin Vk Used For

Share
1

1
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. Adam Lewis
102 Doctors shared insights

Penicillin Vk (Definition)

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


2

2
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

3

3
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

9

9
My friend just took an overdose on 15 penicillin vk tablets 250mg, What is going to happen to them and how can I help?

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

11

11
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

12

12
Can penicillin vk 500 be used for stds?

Can penicillin vk 500 be used for stds?

No: Pen VK is not part of the modern armamentarium of STD treatment. ...Read more

13

13
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

14

14
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

15

15
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

17

17
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

18

18
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

21

21
Just wanting to make sure its ok to cruch penicillin vk 500mg tablets to help with swallowing?

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

23

23
Will penicillin vk work for bacterial vaginois?

Will penicillin vk work for bacterial vaginois?

No: No. Penicillin VK will not work for bacterial vaginosis. The antibiotics that are used to treat this infection are metronidazole and clindamycin. ...Read more

25

25
Will penicillin vk make your urine smell like medication?

Will penicillin vk make your urine smell like medication?

See below: Penicillins are eliminated via your kidneys concentrating in the urine. The urine will smell just like the pills…medicinal and bitter moldy smell. ...Read more

26

26
Are penicillin vk antibiotic tablets suitable for toothache?

Are penicillin vk antibiotic tablets suitable for toothache?

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

28

28
Tomorrow will be the 7th day that I've been on penicillin vk 500mg for strep. Today my whole body aches, is this due to the penicillin?

Tomorrow will be the 7th day that I've been on penicillin vk 500mg for strep. Today my whole body aches, is this due to the penicillin?

Body aches....: You should consult the doctor that prescribed your penicillin so he/she can reevaluate. It might be the disease or the drug. More history information and physical examination and possibly some lab tests are needed to answer your question. If you have been on antibiotic for seven days and are not getting better, it is very important to see your doctor again. ...Read more