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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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What's the difference between penicillin and amoxicillin? Is one better than the other?

What's the difference between penicillin and amoxicillin? Is one better than the other?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is a synthetic penicillin, and has a broader spectrum of anti-bacterial activity than penicillin. Penicillin has limited use these days, since so many bacteria have developed an immunity to plain penicillin. For most staph infections, Amoxicillin is combined with something called clavulanic acid, which allows the Amoxicillin to kill staph infections that would otherwise be resistant. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between penicillin antibiotic?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference between penicillin antibiotic?

Different Coverage: Penicillin antibiotics is a big group that include natural penicillins, amido-penicillins, oxacillin group and semi-synthetic PCN. Each has different spectrum of bacterial coverage. Some cover Gram positives more than gram negatives, and some have anearobic coverage. ...Read more

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What's the difference between penicillin g and v? Got an infection docs don't know which one. Why do I feel better on v and worse on g? Both are the same

What's the difference between penicillin g and v? Got an infection docs don't know which one. Why do I feel better on v and worse on g? Both are the same

Penicllins: Penicillin g benzathine, potassium, procaine and sodium are currently available in the United States in parenteral formulations for intravenous or intramuscular use. Penicillin v potassium (also called phenoxymethyl penicillin) is a more acid stable and can be administered orally. ...Read more

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Metronidazole pills and penicillin pills can u take it at the same time and what's the difference between metronidale and penicillin?

Metronidazole pills and penicillin pills can u take it at the same time and what's the difference between metronidale and penicillin?

Yes: These are two completely different classes of antibiotics and totally structurally unrelated. Metronidazole is predominantly used against bacteria that are obligate anaerobes (cannot live in the presence of oxygen), and penicillin may be effective against a variety of organisms. ...Read more

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What are the differences between penicillin and ampicillin?

What are the differences between penicillin and ampicillin?

Penicillins: Ampicillin belongs to the penicillin group of beta-lactam antibiotics. ...Read more

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I took Plan B on Saturday and I am now sick with a cold and have to take the pills penicillin will the Plan B still work?

I took Plan B on Saturday and I am now sick with a cold and have to take the pills penicillin will the Plan B still work?

Yes: But understand that Plan B will not always work under the best of circumstances, though it is better than nothing. Please consider using more reliable birth control. ...Read more

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I took Plan B twice in the same cycle will it still be effective? Also I have to take a few shots in the next few days one of them is penicillin, will

I took Plan B twice in the same cycle will it still be effective? Also I have to take a few shots in the next few days one of them is penicillin, will

Yes: Plan B can work in one of three ways depending on where you are in your cycle. It can prevent or delay ovulation, can interfere with the fertilization of the egg or may prevent implantation by altering the lining of the uterus. If you take Plan B One-Step within 24 hours, it is about 95% effective. The only known antibiotic to interfere with BCP is Rifampin. ...Read more

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What is penicillin?

What is penicillin?

Antibiotic: Penicillin is one of the first antibiotic ever developed to treat infection. Unfortunately, due to it's widespread and indiscriminate use, many bacteria became resistant to this great antibiotic.
Today we still use it to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria sensitive to penicillin. ...Read more

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When does someone get penicillin?

When does someone get penicillin?

Penicillin: Is used to treat bacterial infections when the organism is susceptible to it. ...Read more

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Can you dink while taking penicillin?

Can you dink while taking penicillin?

Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved. ...Read more

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How long is a shot of penicillin good?

How long is a shot of penicillin good?

Penicllin: It depends upon the kind of penicillin. Regular penicillin (given iv) has a half life of only 1-2 hours but intramuscular penicillin types last longer. Procaine penicillin for 1-2 days and benzathine penicillin for about 3 weeks. ...Read more

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What drugs has penicillin resulted in?

What drugs has penicillin resulted in?

Virtually all!: All modern antibiotics were developed based on the success of Penicillin, but they are not all considered the same class as penicillin. ...Read more

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What do the g and v of penicillin mean?

Penicillin: The term "penicillin" is often used generically to refer to benzylpenicillin (penicillin g), procaine benzylpenicillin (procaine penicillin), benzathine benzylpenicillin (benzathine penicillin), and phenoxymethylpenicillin (penicillin v).

Procaine penicillin and benzathine penicillin have the same antibacterial activity as benzylpenicillin but act for a longer span of time. Phenoxymethylpenicilli. ...Read more

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Does taking penicillin affect my patch?

Type of patch: What type of patch are you using. Many medicines are administered via patch. ...Read more

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How many penicillin 500 can I take daily?

How many penicillin 500 can I take daily?

Take as prescribed: Take your penicillin as prescribed by your doctor. The dose depends on the indication / what type of infection is being treated. ...Read more

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What is penicillin usually prescribed for?

Infection: Any infection that is susceptible to it. In recent history, penicillin is used either for strep infections or syphilis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is penicillin discovered?

Can you tell me how is penicillin discovered?

Penicillin: Penicillin was discovered from mold growing in a laboratory. Its discovery was a surprise to the scientist. ...Read more

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How long does penicillin stay in your system?

How long does penicillin stay in your system?

About 24 hours: Penicillin is an antibiotic with a short half-life, about four hours. If you take 500 mg at noon, 250 mg is still there at 4 pm, 125 mg at 8 pm, 62 mg at midnight, etc. ...Read more

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How long does a shot of penicillin take to work?

How long does a shot of penicillin take to work?

Depends: It depends on the type of infection that is being treated and on the type of penicillin in the shot. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on regular penicillin?

Is it possible to overdose on regular penicillin?

Unlikely: Depends upon what you call overdose. If you ingest too much, you will probably get sick to your stomach and throw up the excess. There is no generally acceptable lethal dose of penicillin. Most prescriptions do not contain enough peniciliin to even make you sick. ...Read more

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How many penicillin pills can you take at one time?

It depends: It depends on the strength of the tablets and the desired dose. If a higher dose needs to be given, it would be given intravenously since taking too much oral penicillin is not tolerated due to side effects. ...Read more

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Can phenoxymethyle penicillin can be taken together?

See below: As far as I can discern from your question, I think you mean phenoxymethylpenicillin or penicillin v - not 2 meds. If so, is is safe as long as you are not allergic. ...Read more