Antimicrobials
Penicillin VK (oral)

Penicillin VK (oral)

Low
Excellent
$0.50/day

Spectrum of Activity

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