Cilicaine VK is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) phenoxymethylpenicillin. On this page you will find out more about Cilicaine VK, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: phenoxymethylpenicillin
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Cilicaine VK 500 mg hard capsule, 50
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is for
INDICATIONS AS AT 22 December 1998:When oral therapy is required in the treatment of mild to moderately severe infections due to penicillin sensitive organisms. Therapy should be guided by bacteriological studies, including sensitivity tests, and by clinical response. For prophylactic use in recent streptococcal infections including the prevention of recurrence following rhematic fever and/or Sydenham's chorea and to prevent bacterial endocarditis in patients with rheumatic fever and/pr congenital heart disease who are about to undergo dental or upper respiratory surgery or instrumentation. Note Oral penicillin should not be used as adjunctive prophylaxis for genitourinary instrumentation or surgery, lower intestinal tract surgery, sigmoidoscopy or childbirth.
Table of characteristics
Size 0 hard capsule, opaque, maroon in colour
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|Dosage Form||Capsule, hard|
|Route of administration||Oral|
50 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Store in a Dry Place|
|Life time||3 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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Cilicaine VK Capsules - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
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Cilicaine VK (phenoxymethylpenicillin potassium) is a type of antibiotic that is used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria.
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