• Tab. Penisol VK

Tab. Penisol VK

Requires Prescription
strip of 10 tablets
Generic Name: Phenoxymethylpenicillin ( Penicillin V )
25 Ratings
Rs. 50

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Information about Tab. Penisol VK

Penisol VK Tablets contains Phenoxymethylpenicillin as the active ingredient. Phenoxymethylpenicillin is an antibiotic (antibacterial medicine) for treating infections. It belongs to a group of antibiotics called “Penicillins”.Phenoxymethylpenicillin works by killing the bacteria that can cause infections. Phenoxymethylpenicillin can also be used to prevent infections. It is a narrow spectrum antibiotic used to treat mild to moderate infections caused by susceptible bacteria. It is a natural penicillin antibiotic that is administered orally.

Phenoxymethylpenicillin exerts a bactericidal action against penicillin-sensitive microorganisms during the stage of active multiplication. It acts through the inhibition of biosynthesis of cell-wall mucopeptide. It is not active against the penicillinase-producing bacteria, which include many strains of staphylococci. The drug exerts high in vitro activity against staphylococci (except penicillinase-producing strains), streptococci (groups A, C, G, H, L and M), and pneumococci. Other organisms sensitive in vitro to Phenoxymethylpenicillin are Corynebacteriumdiphtheriae, Bacillus anthracis, Clostridia, Actinomycesbovis, Streptobacillusmoniliformis, Listeria monocytogenes, Leptospira, and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Treponemapallidum is extremely sensitive.

By binding to specific penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) located inside the bacterial cell wall, Phenoxymethylpenicillin inhibits the third and last stage of bacterial cell wall synthesis. Cell lysis is then mediated by bacterial cell wall autolytic enzymes such as autolysins; it is possible that Penicillin V interferes with an autolysin inhibitor.


For the treatment of mild to moderately severe infections (e.g. dental infection, infections in the heart, middle ear infections, rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, skin infections, upper and lower respiratory tract infections) due to microorganisms.

Direction to Use

  • Penisol VK Tablets are usually prescribed to be taken either three or four times a day. It is best to take it as evenly spaced as possible.
  • Take your medicine on an empty stomach either half an hour before a meal or at least three hours after a meal.
  • If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. DO NOT take a double dose to make up for the dose you have missed.

Side Effects

  • Diarrhoea : Should the diarrhoea be persistent and severe, stop taking your tablets and tell your doctor Immediately
  • Vomiting or nausea (a feeling of sickness).
  • Inflammation of the tongue or mouth
  • Redness of the skin, often itchy, similar to the rash of measles, Thrush or inflammation of the vaginal area
  • Fever
  • Painful Joints

STOP taking the medicine and tell your doctor IMMEDIATELY if you experience any of the following:

  • hypersensitivity– symptoms may include: shortness of breath, sudden blue colouring of the skin, dizziness, swelling of lips, face or tongue, chills or fever, sweating, painful joints, nausea, vomiting, rash, faster heartbeat, shock.
  • allergic reactions including skin rashes, itching and hives and rarely, severe blistering/peeling of the skin.
  • watery or bloody diarrhoea
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