penicillin V


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penicillin V

n.
A semisynthetic penicillin that is stable even in high humidity, resists destruction by gastric juice, and is therefore effective when taken orally.
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Noun1.penicillin V - a crystalline penicillin similar in action to penicillin G but more resistant to the action of gastric acids
penicillin - any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
Ledercillin VK, penicillin V potassium - a form of penicillin V (trade name Ledercillin VK)
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The high yield penicillin V producing strain Penicillium chrysogenum was obtained SPIC pharmaceutical division, Cuddalore, India.
Two multicenter, randomized, single-blind studies conducted in 1994 and 1995 reported that 35% of children aged 2 to 12 years treated with oral penicillin V and 37% treated with intramuscular benzathine penicillin G had a positive throat culture result for a concordant serotype of GABHS when tested either 10 to 14 days or 1 month after starting treatment (FIGURE 2).
For minor infections, 2 months of oral penicillin V may be sufficient.
Of the children, 20 received penicillin V (17 mg/kg or 250 mg every 8 hours) while the other 20 were given cefdinir (14 mg/kg or 600 mg/day) for the 10 days prior to surgery.
2) This study compares once-daily amoxicillin to penicillin V taken 3 times a day.
Penicillin was defined as penicillin V, amoxicillin, and amoxicillin clavulate.
The treatment failure rate was 35% among 285 children who received a standard 10-day course of oral penicillin V and 37% of 271 who were given standard intramuscular benzathine penicillin G, Dr.
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