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Brand name: Aspecillin VK TM

Active ingredients: phenoxymethylpenicillin

What it is used for

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 below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

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

Visual appearance

Bright yellow, smooth, film coated caplet shaped tablet. Plain on one side and a break bar on the other. Odour characteristic. Free of visible contamination and imperfections.

Food interactions

For the active ingredient phenoxymethylpenicillin

  • Absorption is increased when taken on an empty stomach (one hour before or two hours after meals).

Do I need a prescription?

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

  • 25 Tablets pack
  • 4 Tablets (Sample pack) pack

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is Not Scheduled.

  • 100 Tablets (E) pack

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.

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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

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