Phenoxymethylpenicillin (AFT) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) phenoxymethylpenicillin. On this page you will find out more about Phenoxymethylpenicillin (AFT), 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:
Phenoxymethylpenicillin (AFT) 250 mg/5 mL powder for oral liquid, 100 mL
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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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 such as penicillin sensitive staphylococci, pneumococci, gonococci and haemolytic streptococci. 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. For the prevention of bacterial endocarditis in patients with rheumatic fever and/or congenital heart disease who are about to undergo dental or upper respiratory surgery or instrumentation. 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||Pale orange dry granular powder. Reconstituted solution is a clear orange solution with orange odour and flavour|
|Dosage Form||Oral Liquid, powder for|
|Route of administration||Oral|
100 mL after reconstitution as directed: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There are 2 types of pack available. You'll need to identify which type of pack you have in order to use this information.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Reconstituted Solution see label for shelf life,Protect from Light,Protect from Moisture|
|Life time||24 Months|
Pack type 2
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Do not Freeze,Protect from Light,Refrigerate|
|Life time||10 Days|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 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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