Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethylpencillin) (pen-i-sil-lins)
What is Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethylpencillin) used for?
Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethylpenicillin) is an oral antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The medication prevents the reproduction of bacteria cells so that the immune system may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. This makes it useful for treating bacterial infections affecting the tonsils, middle ear, lungs, airways, skin, or soft tissues. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethylpencillin)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethylpenicillin) to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one capsule taken once or twice each day for a cycle of medicine lasting one or two weeks, but your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not open the capsules or dissolve their contents in water as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Never stop using the medicine, even if your symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be destroyed and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethylpencillin)?
Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethylpenicillin) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms including confusion, anxiety, fever, flu symptoms, sensitive skin, easier bruising, severe diarrhoea that is bloody or watery, or seizures. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more complications from occurring.
Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethylpenicillin) should not be used by patients who are allergic to penicillin antibiotics or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have decreased kidney function, a history of allergies caused by antibiotics. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethylpenicillin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Cilicaine VK (Phenoxymethylpenicillin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.