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What Is Phenoxymethylpenicillin?

Phenoxymethylpenicillin is a type of penicillin. It belongs to the category of antibiotics. The drug can be prescribed to treat ear, chest, throat, and skin infections in children and adults. Phenoxymethylpenicillin treats throat infections like sore throats and tonsillitis. The antibiotic kills disease-causing bacteria, relieving high temperatures, pain, and inflammation caused by infections.

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How Does Phenoxymethylpenicillin Work?

Phenoxymethylpenicillin is an antibiotic. It works by interfering with bacterial cell walls. The cell walls of bacteria are vital for their survival. They keep unwanted substances from entering their cells and stop the contents of their cells from leaking out. Phenoxymethylpenicillin interferes with the walls, killing the disease-causing bacteria.The drug, therefore, relieves the cough, discomfort, and pain from tonsillitis.


Warnings for Phenoxymethylpenicillin

These medicines should not be used by patients with:

  • An allergic reaction to penicillin or any other ingredient of the drug.
  • Asthma.
  • Eczema.
  • Hay fever.

Talk to your doctor if you are taking any other medicine, are pregnant, or breastfeed before taking Phenoxymethylpenicillin for tonsillitis.


Directions for Using Phenoxymethylpenicillin

  • Phenoxymethylpenicillin comes as an oral tablet for adults and a liquid for kids. Take it as per the prescription.
  • The capsule should be swallowed whole with water four times daily.
  • The liquid comes with a syringe or spoon for measuring the correct dose.
  • It is better to take Phenoxymethylpenicillin on an empty stomach.
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the next amount, skip it. Do not overdose.


Ingredients of Phenoxymethylpenicillin

Phenoxymethylpenicillin is made up of the ingredients below:

  • Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate Dihydrate
  • Maize Starch
  • Cellulose, Microcrystalline E460
  • Magnesium Stearate E572
  • Basic Butylated Methacrylate
  • Macrogol 6000
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate E487
  • Stearic Acid E570
  • Titanium Dioxide E171

Side Effects

Phenoxymethylpenicillin Side Effects

Phenoxymethylpenicillin is unlikely to cause serious side effects when used according to the doctor's instructions. If you experience any side effects, they could include:

  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Stomach pain and upsets.

The below are very serious side effects. Call the doctor immediately after you experience:

  • Redness and peeling of the skin.
  • Fever.
  • Watery diarrhoea with blood and mucus in it.