FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM

User Comments:


For Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis: “I think this medication killed my appetite. Also, my kidneys went crazy and I immediately flushed out every consumed liquid. As a result, I lost enough potassium by day 4 to get strange heart beats, twitches, racing thoughts and purple lips. I had to go to the ER where they hydrated me with IV saline and gave me 2 potassium pills. I could not recover from this for a couple of months. Make sure to read about hypokalemia and recognize it as it is potentially fatal. I am not giving this drug a score because I was misdiagnosed.”

Tarragon83 December 30, 2017


Penicillin VK (penicillin v potassium) for Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis: “I started to take this twice for two weeks and my feet and hands started to insanely peel. I guess I’m allergic to penicillin????”

madi6 (taken for less than 1 month) November 10, 2017


Penicillin VK (penicillin v potassium) for Bacterial Infection: “This medicine has my mood going up and down and my pee is less and my vagina is sore”

Rodnecia July 21, 2017


Penicillin VK (penicillin v potassium) for Bacterial Infection: “This is my first time taking such a high dosage of this medicine, which was usual for me but I had abad tooth ache. I have taken penicillin before but at a lower dosage, however this new med has a higher dosage and the side effects are bothersome. I do not truly feel it is worth continuing to take. I’m consulting the doctor that prescribed the med to me from our local hospital’s ER.”

msbeautifulll68 (taken for less than 1 month) April 17, 2017


For Streptococcal Infection: “Was prescribed Penicillin Kv for strep twice a day 500mg, am now 5 days into it and the strep pain has been totally cured however the stomach cramps from the medicine are almost enough to make me quit the medicine itself.”

dannyw January 25, 2017


Penicillin VK (penicillin v potassium) for Bacterial Infection: “Honestly, I felt better about 4 hours after begging treatment with this for an infected/abcessed tooth. Surprisingly quick, considering the amount of pain I was in. The downside, for me at least, seems to be slight nausea/dizziness. I had taken ibuprofen earlier due to pain, so this meant bad times in front of the toilet. Be careful with other meds that may upset your stomach.”

Bunnybuns December 15, 2016

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