Phenoxymenthylpenicillin 250mg/5ml Granules for Oral Solution

This medicine belongs to the penicillin group of antibiotics. Phenoxymethylpenicillin is an antibacterial drug used in the treatment of mild to moderately severe infections such as chest and throat infections, skin and soft tissue infections, infections of the mouth, gums and teeth, scarlet fever (characterised by high fever, sore throat and skin rashes), and mild erysipelas (disease marked by red skin eruptions, chills and fever). Also used in the prevention of rheumatic fever and chorea (a group of disorders characterised by brief rapid involuntary movements of limbs, face, trunk and head).

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Therapeutic indications for Phenoxymenthylpenicillin 250mg/5ml Granules for Oral Solution

Phenoxymethylpenicillin and potassium phenoxymethylpenicillin are indicated in the treatment of mild to moderately severe infections associated with micro-organisms whose susceptibility to penicillin is within the range of serum levels attained with these dosage forms.  The following infections will usually respond to adequate doses:

Streptococcal infections (without bacteraemia):  Mild to moderate infections of the upper respiratory tract, scarlet fever and mild erysipelas.

Pneumococcal infections:  Mild to moderately severe infections of the respiratory tract.

Staphylococcal infections sensitive to penicillin: Mild infections of the skin and soft tissues.

Fusospirochaetosis (Vincent’s gingivitis and pharyngitis):  Mild to moderately severe infections of the oropharynx usually respond to therapy with oral penicillin.

Prophylactic use:  Prophylaxis with oral penicillin has proved effective in preventing recurrence of rheumatic fever and chorea.

Patients with a past history of rheumatic fever receiving continuous prophylaxis may harbour penicillin-resistant organisms.  In these patients, the use of another prophylactic agent should be considered.

Note:  Severe empyema, bacteraemia, pericarditis, meningitis and arthritis should not be treated with Phenoxymethylpenicillin during the acute phase.

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agent.

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