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Penicillin VK
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Generic Name:
Penicillin V Potassium
PENICILLIN VK is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.

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Penicillin VK Is Used To Treat These Symptoms:
• Ear Infection
• Bacterial Infection
• Urinary Tract Infection
• Skin Infection
• Respiratory Infection
• Dental Infection
Possible Side Effects With Penicillin VK:
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Swelling
• Respiratory Distress


Side effects are rare, but can occur.  In most cases, PENICILLIN VK will cause nausea or diarrhea due to the fact that it alters the bacteria found in the stomach.

Directions
- Use as directed by your veterinarian
- Follow the instructions on the prescription label
- Store PENICILLIN VK at room temperature
- Be sure to complete the prescription to ensure a full recovery even if your pet seems to be improving or unless you consult with your veterinarian
- Duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, response to the medication and the development of any adverse effects
- Do not give in larger or smaller amounts than was prescribed by your veterinarian
- Allow your pet access to plenty of water
- Dosage will depend on type of infection
- May give on an empty stomach



Dosage for DOGS and CATS
- 2.5 to 5 mg / pound of body weight
- Give by mouth 3 - 4 times daily



Dosage FAQ's
- In the case of a missed dose of PENICILLIN VK, give it as soon as you remember or just wait until it is time to give the next dose.  DO NOT GIVE A DOUBLE DOSE OF PENICILLIN VK.
- In the case of an overdose of PENICILLIN VK, seek attention from your veterinarian.


Active Ingredient
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Penicillin V
500 mg
The product information provided is for educational purposes only. Our product information is not intended to replace the advice of your veterinarian. Do not use our product information for diagnostic purposes. Always take your pet to your veterinarian to obtain a diagnosis and course of treatment. Our product information may not cover all aspects of the drug or product you're viewing. Only your veterinarian is qualified to assess all possible side effects, interactions, precautions, warnings and possible allergic reactions relating to the use of this product or drug with your pet. Our product information is not meant to be a substitute for a veterinary exam. All trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
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