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Brand name: Phenoxymethylpenicillin (AFT) TM

Active ingredients: phenoxymethylpenicillin

What it is used 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.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Reconstituted Solution see label for shelf life
  • Protect from Light
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Protect from Light
  • Refrigerate
  • Shelf lifetime is 10 Days.

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.

Visual appearance

Pale orange dry granular powder. Reconstituted solution is a clear orange solution with orange odour and flavour

Do I need a prescription?

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

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on August 1, 2022. 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.

Download leaflet

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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