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Penicillin: Oral tablet

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  • Daily life interactions

Available Strengths
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Penicillin VK 500mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 1174  |  9 3
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Penicillin VK 500mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 1 7  |  BL
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Penicillin VK 250mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  1172
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Penicillin VK 250mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  1172
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Penicillin VK 500mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG 950  |  PVK 500
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Penicillin VK 500mg Tab
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: E  |  8 5
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Penicillin VK 500mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: GG 950  |  PVK 500
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Penicillin VK 250mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 1 5  |  BL
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Penicillin VK 250mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: PVK 250  |  GG 949
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Penicillin VK 250mg Tab
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: E 84 
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Penicillin VK 250mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  5194
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Penicillin VK 500mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  5195
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Penicillin VK 250mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: E 84 
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Penicillin VK 500mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: E  |  8 5
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Penicillin VK 250mg Tab
Qualitest, formerly DAVA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Pill Identification: S20 
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Penicillin VK 500mg Tab
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: E  |  8 5
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Penicillin VK 500mg Tab
Citron Pharma LLC
Pill Identification: E  |  8 5
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Penicillin VK 500mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: S21 
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Penicillin VK 250mg Tab
Citron Pharma LLC
Pill Identification: E 84 
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Penicillin VK 250mg Tab
Greenstone Ltd
Pill Identification: E 84 
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Penicillin VK 250mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: PVK 250  |  GG 949
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Penicillin VK 500mg Tab
Qualitest, formerly DAVA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Pill Identification: S21 
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Penicillin VK 250mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: S20 
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Veetids 500mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: BL V2 
How This Drug Works
Beta Lactam Antibiotics
Beta-lactam antibiotics include Penicillins, Cephalosporins, and Carbapenams and treat a variety of bacterial infections. They prevent the growth of bacteria by damaging the cell wall, bacteria's strongest protection from the environment.
"Beta&#45;lactam antibiotics treat a variety of bacterial infections. They prevent the growth of bacteria by damaging the cell wall, bacteria&#39;s strongest protection from the environment.<br><br> Bacteria are everywhere. Some can be &#34;good&#34; bacteria but infections can occur when large amounts of any type of bacteria sneak past the body&#39;s natural defenses and multiply. Bacteria multiply by growing and splitting in half. One of the last steps in this process is sealing off the opening in the cell wall.<br><br> Beta&#45Lactam antibiotics have a commonly shaped structural piece, called the &#34;Beta&#45;Lactam ring,&#34; which allows these drugs to bind proteins and, in turn, prevent the formation of a cell wall. Beta&#45;lactam antibiotics attach to and inactivate enzymes in the bacterial cell membrane. This interferes with how bacteria form their cell wall, which stops bacteria from growing and multiplying. "
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Penicillin: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

PENICILLIN V (pen i SILL in V) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Beepen VK: Oral tablet

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Penicillin: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
55.97%
44.03%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
13.6%
28.1%
26.05%
32.24%
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