penicillin V potassium (oral) (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (PC Pen VK)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (PC Pen VK)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include some of the serious side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking penicillin V potassium (PC Pen VK)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect penicillin V potassium (PC Pen VK)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- birth control pills;
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- probenecid (Benemid); or
- a tetracycline antibiotic, such as doxycycline (Doryx, Oracea, Periostat, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn, Vectrin), or tetracycline (Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with penicillin V potassium. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about penicillin V potassium.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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