The dosage of Penicillin V should be determined according to the sensitivity of the causative microorganisms and the severity of infection, and adjusted to the clinical response of the patient.
The usual dosage recommendations for adults and children 12 years and over are as follows:
Mild to moderately severe — of the upper respiratory tract and including scarlet fever and erysipelas: 125 to 250 mg (200,000 to 400,000 units) every 6 to 8 hours for 10 days.
Mild to moderately severe — of the respiratory tract, including otitis media: 250 to 500 mg (400,000 to 800,000 units) every 6 hours until the patient has been afebrile for at least 2 days.
Mild infections of skin and soft tissue (culture and sensitive tests should be performed): 250 to 500 mg (400,000 to 800,000 units) every 6 to 8 hours.
Fusospirochetosis (Vincent’s infection) of the oropharynx. Mild to moderately severe infections: 250 to 500 mg (400,000 to 800,000 units) every 6 to 8 hours.
For the prevention of recurrence following rheumatic fever and/or chorea: 125 mg to 250 mg (200,000 to 400,000 units) twice daily on a continuing basis.
For prophylaxis against bacterial endocarditis 1 in patients with congenital heart disease or rheumatic or other acquired valvular heart disease when undergoing dental procedures or surgical procedures of the upper respiratory tract: 2 gram of penicillin V (1 gram for children under 60 lbs.) 1 hour before the procedure, and then, 1 gram (500 mg for children under 60 lbs.) 6 hours later.
Penicillin V Potassium Tablets USP, 500 mg (800,000 units) are white to off-white, capsule shaped, film-coated tablets, debossed with E and a break line on one side and 8 and 5 separated with a break line on the other side.
NDC 68071-4838-8 BOTTLES OF 28
NDC 68071-4838-3 BOTTLES OF 30
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Dispense in a tight container, as defined in the USP.
Keep tightly closed.
Keep out of reach of children.
1. American Heart Association.1984. Prevention of bacterial endocarditis. Circulation 70(6):1123A – 1127A.
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Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
Made in India
Code: TS/DRUGS/57/2003 Revised: 09/2018
|PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM penicillin v potassium tablet, film coated|
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Revised: 06/2022 NuCare Pharmaceuticals,Inc.
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