October 26, 2014
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Teva Penicillin VK

(penicillin V)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

00391603 TEVA PENICILLIN VK 300 MG / 5 ML SYRUP
00021202 TEVA PENICILLIN 300 MG TABLET

How does Teva Penicillin VK work? What will it do for me?

Penicillin belongs to the family of medications known as antibiotics. Penicillin is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. It is most commonly used to treat certain throat, respiratory tract, and skin infections. It may be used to prevent certain infections in people whose body is unable to fight infections. It works by killing or preventing the growth of bacteria that cause the infection.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Teva Penicillin VK?

The recommended dose of penicillin for adults and children varies according to the infection being treated. The recommended dose for adults and children more than 12 years old ranges between 1 to 4 grams daily, divided into 3 to 4 doses.

The dose for children under 12 years old is based on body weight. The recommended daily dose varies between 25 mg and 100 mg per kg of body weight and is divided into 3 or 4 equal doses.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

The liquid form of this medication should be measured accurately with a medication spoon or oral syringe. Shake the bottle of liquid penicillin well before measuring each dose.

When taken by mouth, penicillin should be taken on an empty stomach, either 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.

Finish all this medication, even if you have started to feel better. This will reduce the chance of the infection returning.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store penicillin tablets at room temperature and penicillin solution in the refrigerator. Keep this medication out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Teva Penicillin VK come in?

Syrup

Each 5 mL (1 teaspoon) of light pink, fruity flavoured oral liquid contains penicillin 300 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: artificial flavour, citric acid, FD&C Red No. 2 Amaranth, maltodextrin, methyl paraben, modified food starch, propyl paraben, sodium citrate, sodium cyclamate, and sucrose.

Tablet

Each orange, film-coated, round tablet with "novo" marked on one side and a bisect on the other side contains penicillin 300 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: artificial and natural flavour, FD&C Yellow No. 10, dibasic calcium phosphate, ethyl alcohol, FD&C Blue No. 2, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Lake, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, povidone, pregelatinized starch, propylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.

Who should NOT take Teva Penicillin VK?

Do not take this medication if you:

  • are allergic to penicillin or any ingredients of the medication.
  • have certain types of severe infections

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