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).
Optimal treatment for rat-bite fever is penicillin G given intravenously for 7 to 10 days, followed by penicillin V taken orally for 7 days.
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.
In an 18-month prospective observational study, 137 children (mean age 5.5 years) received amoxicillin and 139 children (mean age 8.4 years) received penicillin V. The bacteriologic cure rate was better in the amoxicillin group than in the penicillin group (76% vs.
However, these antibiotics are much more expensive than penicillin V. Previous trials of once-daily penicillin have produced mixed results.
Penicillin was defined as penicillin V, amoxicillin, and amoxicillin clavulate.
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