Class: Antibacterials: Penicillins (Anti-infectives)
Mechanism of Action:
Synonym: Penicillin V
Molecular Formulae: C16H17N2O5S = 350.4
Precautions: Penicillin hypersensitivity.
Indications/Uses: Upper respiratory infections due to susceptible organisms, prophylaxis of recurrent rheumatic fever; 250-500mg qid, before food.
Interactions: Probenecid reduces excretion.
Side Effects: Gastro-intestinal upset. rash. hypersensitivity reactions. fever. eosinophilia. anaphylactic shock. anaemia. thrombocytopenia. neuropathy. nephropathy.