It is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Phenoxymethylpenicillin before taking it.
What is Phenoxymethylpenicillin
Treating some types of infections caused by certain bacteria. Phenoxymethylpenicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. It works by interfering with the formation of the bacteria's cell wall while it is growing. This weakens the cell wall and kills the bacteria.
Important safety information:
Do not take Phenoxymethylpenicillin if you have had a severe allergic reaction to a penicillin antibiotic or a cephalosporin antibiotic (eg, cefaclor, cephalexin, cefuroxime, cefadroxil). A severe allergic reaction includes a severe rash, hives, breathing difficulties, or dizziness. Ask your health care provider if you are unsure if you are allergic to Phenoxymethylpenicillin.
Long-term or repeated use of Phenoxymethylpenicillin may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
Mild diarrhea is common with antibiotic use. However, a more serious form of diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis) may rarely occur. This may develop while you use the antibiotic or within several months after you stop using it. Contact your doctor right away if stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools occur. Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.
Diabetes patients - Phenoxymethylpenicillin may cause the results of some tests for urine glucose to be wrong. Ask your doctor before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetes medicine.
Hormonal birth control (eg, birth control pills) may not work as well while you are using Phenoxymethylpenicillin. To prevent pregnancy, use an extra form of birth control (eg, condoms).
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Phenoxymethylpenicillin while you are pregnant. Phenoxymethylpenicillin is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Phenoxymethylpenicillin, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Phenoxymethylpenicillin side effects
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Black, hairy tongue; irritation of the mouth or throat; mild diarrhea; nausea; upset stomach; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody stools or urine; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; severe or persistent diarrhea; stomach pain or cramps; unusual bruising or bleeding; vaginal irritation or itching; worsening of skin lesions.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
Active ingredients: Phenoxymethylpenicillin
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Can Phenoxymethylpenicillin be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?
In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.
It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.
How should I take Phenoxymethylpenicillin?
Use Phenoxymethylpenicillin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Take Phenoxymethylpenicillin by mouth. Phenoxymethylpenicillin is best absorbed when taken on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 2 hours after meals), but may be taken with food.
Phenoxymethylpenicillin works best if it is taken at the same time each day.
To clear up your infection completely, take Phenoxymethylpenicillin for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days.
Do not miss any doses. If you miss a dose of Phenoxymethylpenicillin, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Phenoxymethylpenicillin.
Who should not take Phenoxymethylpenicillin?
Some medical conditions may interact with Phenoxymethylpenicillin. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have diarrhea or a stomach infection, especially in children 9 years old or younger
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Phenoxymethylpenicillin. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Chloramphenicol, guar gum, or tetracyclines because they may decrease Veetids's effectiveness
Anticoagulants or methotrexate because their actions and the risk of their side effects may be increased by Veetids
Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), oral contraceptives (birth control pills), or chloramphenicol because their effectiveness may be decreased by Veetids
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Phenoxymethylpenicillin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Can Phenoxymethylpenicillin be taken or consumed while pregnant?
Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.
Can Phenoxymethylpenicillin be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?
Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.
Following the study conducted by wDrugs.com on Phenoxymethylpenicillin, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Phenoxymethylpenicillin. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.
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One patient reported price estimates
Do you think The Price of Phenoxymethylpenicillin is Worth It? Do you feel you paid higher than the value you got from it after usage? According to reports from wDrugs.com users, on whether the Phenoxymethylpenicillin medicine is affordable, users shared different opinions on the question. The views concerning the price of the medicine were based on some factors like the brand the patient bought, the price compared to its level of effectiveness, the nation or country where the medicine is sold, and the amount of money the patient has. For users who are of the opinion that the medicine is unaffordable, they may have to consider a medicine with another brand in a bid to reduce cost.
One patient reported frequency of use
How often should I take Phenoxymethylpenicillin? According to the survey, wDrugs.com reported that users of Phenoxymethylpenicillin should take 3 times in a day as the primarily recommended frequency. However, patients are advised to follow the dosage as prescribed by their physician religiously. To get the opinions of other patients on the ideal consumption frequency of the medicine, click here.
3 times in a day
Three patients reported doses
What is the specific doses you have used? Phenoxymethylpenicillin May come in various doses. In most cases, antibiotics, antihypertensive, pain killers and anti-diabetic drugs available in different doses. Your doctor may prescribe any of the doses based on the severity of the patient's condition. According to our reports, users of wDrugs.com used the drugs in the following dosage percentage (Provide dosage percentage). Only a handful of drugs are made in a single or fixed dose. Regular health conditions like fever have similar doses. For instance [acetaminophen, 500mg] was used by the patients surveyed although it comes in different doses.
One patient reported time for results
How long will I use Phenoxymethylpenicillin before I begin to notice the effect? According to the report by users of wDrugs.com, about 5 days and a few days was the most common time duration among the participants, before they began to feel relief in their health conditions. It is noteworthy that you may not get the same result with other users within the same time frame. Several factors determine the timeframe; hence we implore you to consult your medical expert to get professional advice on how long you should expect to see improvement while consuming Phenoxymethylpenicillin. However, if you wish to get the response of other users on the time effectiveness of using Phenoxymethylpenicillin kindly click here
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Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology