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Generic Name: PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM - ORAL SOLIDS Pronounced: (pen-ih-SILL-in VEE poh-TASS-ee-um) Penicillin V Potassium Oral Precautions
Before taking penicillin, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or to other antibiotics including penicillin-type
medications (e.g., amoxicillin, ampicillin) or cephalosporins (e.g.,
cephalexin, cefuroxime); or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
This medication may contain aspartame. If you have
phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to restrict your
intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine), consult your doctor or pharmacist
regarding the safe use of this medicine.
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