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.

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What is penicillin? Why are some people allergic to it?

Antimicrobial agent. No one really knows why people become allergic to this drug or any other for that matter. It attaches to a protein molecule as a hapten and the immune system confuses this resultant molecule with an invader and mounts an errant response typically reserved for parasites. Fortunately penicillin allergy may fade with time and can be demonstrated with a skin test. Read more...

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...

What can penicillin do with mvp?

MVP. Pcn used to be used as a prophylactic anti biotic for mvp to prevent SBE . How ever present recommendations are that there is no need for anti biotic prophylaxis for simple mvp and as such pcn usage for mvp has been discontinued. Read more...

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...

What type of penicillin cleans drugs out of your system?

None available. There is a drug called Penicillamine that is used to remove certain agents like lead and copper from the body.It does nor clense the body of all drugs. Read more...

What is in penicillin that prevents acne?

ACNE. Penicillin does not prevent Acne. It may treat active secondary infection by bacteria but it is not a first line antibiotic treatment for typical Acne. Read more...

Infected wisdom tooth area about a year ago butnever took meds. Still infected even though the pain is gone. What dose of penicillin for how long? Thx

See a doctor. My recommendation is that you see a dentist or an oral surgeon. Infected wisdom teeth should not be taken lightly. Once you are under their care a treatment plan will be presented as well as medications. Good luck. Read more...
Extraction. Usually the adult dose is 500mg of pen vk 4 times a day for 7-10 days. But it sounds like the best solution is extraction of the offending tooth. Read more...
Meds not the answer. If your wisdom teeth are a problem. Have them taken out. Antibiotics are not the answer. They are only a short term, stopgap measure. As soon as you are off the antibiotics the infection will return. See an oral surgeon and stop messing around with this problem before they blow up and really cause you pain. Read more...