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Penicillins (Oral)

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Penicillins (Oral)

Penicillins (Oral) - Dosage and How to Use

How should Penicillins (Oral) be used?

  • Amoxicillin and Amoxicillin with Clavulanic acid: Take this medication with or after food.
  • Cloxacillin and Penicillin V: Take this medication half to one hour before food.
  • You should complete each course of antibiotics even if you feel better as incomplete treatment might cause the infection to return or cause antibiotic resistance. When antibiotic resistance happens, the antibiotic will not be able to control the growth or kill the bacteria anymore.
  • Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Penicillins (Oral) - Additional Information

  • Updated on Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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