DRUG NAME: Phenoxymethylpenicillin (Penicillin V, compocillin)
Penicillin V is an antibiotic that is commonly used to treat chest infections in children, otitis media, and streptococcal tonsillitis. It can also be used to treat dental abscesses.
Penicillin V is taken orally. Adult dose is 500mg 4 times a day.
- allergy to penicillins
- kidney impairment
Occasional: stomach upset.
Rarely: hypersensitivity reaction, skin rash, diarrhoea, nervous system and blood disorders.