Active ingredients: phenoxymethylpenicillin
What it is used 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.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Store in a Dry Place
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Size 0 hard capsule, opaque, maroon in colour
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on July 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems