Penicillin VK (oral)

Penicillin VK (oral)


General Information

  • Streptococcal infections and therapy of documented susceptible infection not requiring parenteral therapy (i.e. upper respiratory tract)
  • Prophylaxis after rheumatic fever
  • Monitor for allergy.
  • Periodic CBC, SCr
  • Allergy (anaphylaxis) and other rash
  • Cytopenias, Positive Coombs, Eosinophilia
  • Serum sickness
  • Acute interstitial nephritis

Antimicrobial class: Penicillin

Average serum half life: No pediatric data. Adults: 30 minutes; prolonged in patients with renal impairment

Route of Elimination: Penicillin V and its metabolites are excreted in urine