Cilopen VK is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) phenoxymethylpenicillin. On this page you will find out more about Cilopen 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:
Cilopen VK 250 mg hard capsule, 50
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What this medicine is for
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 recurrent streptococcal infections including the prevention of recurrence following rheumatic fever and/or Sydenham's chorea, and to prevent bacterial endocarditis in patients with rheumatic and/or 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 complications of childbirth.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Size 2 hard gelatin capsule, opaque white body and opaque yellow cap|
|Dosage Form||Capsule, hard|
|Route of administration||Oral|
25 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
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||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
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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