Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethyl Penicillin)
What is Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethyl Penicillin) used for?
Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethyl Penicillin) is an oral penicillin antibiotic prescribed to treat patients suffering from a large variety of bacterial infections. The medication slows or stops the reproduction of bacteria cells making it easier for the immune system to control or destroy the infection. It is commonly used to treat infections affecting the tonsils, gums, middle ear, respiratory tract, urinary tract, or to prevent chronic rheumatic fever. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethyl Penicillin)?
Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethyl Penicillin) should be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical regimen is one tablet taken one to three times daily for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your particular instructions will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed whole along with a large glass of water and a meal to prevent an upset stomach. Never stop using the medicine before being instructed to do so as the infection may not be destroyed and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Do not crush, chew, or split the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Always ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethyl Penicillin)?
Side effects associated with the use of Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymehyl Penicillin) include:
Serious side effects that may require medical assistance are fever, flu symptoms, confusion, sensitive skin, easier bruising, urinary retention, anxiety, severe skin reactions, or seizures. Immediately inform your physician about any worrying or intense side effects you experience to make sure the correct alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethyl Penicillin) if you are allergic to penicillin or have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. You are also suggested to inform your physician if you have a history of allergies or decreased kidney function as these conditions may require adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethyl Penicillin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.