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Brand name: Abbocillin V TM

Active ingredients: phenoxymethylpenicillin

What it is used for

Treatment of mild to moderately severe infections caused by penicillin sensitive staphylococci, pneumococci, gonococci, and haemolytic streptococci; prevention of bacterial endocarditis in patients with congenital and/or rheumatic heart lesions who are about to undergo dental procedures or minor upper respiratory tract surgery or instrumentation. INDICATIONS AS AT 16 January 2003: Treatment of mild to moderately severe infections caused by penicillin sensitive staphylococci, pneumococci, gonococci, and haemolytic streptococci; prevention of bacterial endocarditis in patients with congenital and/or rheumatic heart lesions who are about to undergo dental procedures or minor upper respiratory tract surgery or instrumentation. Oral penicillin should not be used as adjunctive prophylaxis for genitourinary instrumentation or surgery, lower intestinal tract surgery, sigmoidoscopy or childbirth.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Refrigerate
  • Lifetime is 1 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Banana-yellow, uniform, viscous suspension with a banana-like odour and flavour. Free from lumps, gritty particles or visible contamination.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient phenoxymethylpenicillin

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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