Penicillin VK

(penicillin)

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Treats bacterial infections.

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Penicillin VK (penicillin) is good at treating strep throat and is cheap, however, it can only be used for certain infections as many bacteria have developed resistance to it.

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Quick facts about penicillin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (penicillin)

Upsides

  • Compared to alternatives, Penicillin VK (penicillin) is the preferred choice for treating strep throat infections.
  • This medicine is available as a generic, which is cheap.
  • It’s also available in different forms: pill and liquid.
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People’s experience with penicillin

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Downsides

  • Many bacteria are resistant to Penicillin VK (penicillin), so it only works for certain infection typically in ear, nose, and throat.
  • Penicillin VK (penicillin) has a bitter taste. Children might not like the taste.
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How it works

Penicillin VK (penicillin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering.

Quick facts about penicillin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (penicillin)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
People’s experience with penicillin

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What to expect when you take Penicillin VK (penicillin) for Bacterial infection

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  • Possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
  • Superinfection
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
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Risks and Warnings for Penicillin VK (penicillin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking Penicillin VK (penicillin) for a long time

    As with all antibiotics, Penicillin VK (penicillin) can cause diarrhea; however, it usually goes away after you finish the medicine. Take probiotics or yogurt to help lower the chance of this happening. Rarely, Penicillin VK (penicillin) can cause a severe diarrhea. If you have loose or bloody stools, or bad stomach pain weeks after you finish Penicillin VK (penicillin), talk with your doctor right away.