penicillin V

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Synonyms for penicillin V

a crystalline penicillin similar in action to penicillin G but more resistant to the action of gastric acids

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Extracted samples were centrifuged at 10, 000 rpm for 10 min at 4 [degrees]C and supernatant were analyzed for penicillin V production.
Different temperatures like 23, 26 and 30 [degrees]C were used the production of penicillin V and monitored for seven days.
(31) The impact of [beta]-lactamase production in cases of penicillin failure is suggested by a recent study of 20 children with recurrent pharyngotonsillitis after penicillin V therapy.
(5,35) In a recent study of 40 children with recurrent tonsillitis, AHS was recovered significantly less often following treatment with penicillin V than with cefdinir (30% vs 75%; P = 0.01).
Thirty-three [beta]-lactamase--producing bacterial organisms--predominantly Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis--were recovered from 17 (85%) of those treated with penicillin vs. 4 organisms isolated from 3 patients (15%) treated with cefdinir.
Their throats were swabbed for both a rapid antigen test and culture, and they were randomly assigned to a 10-day course of either 750 mg amoxicillin once per day or 250 mg penicillin V 3 times per day.
Whether 10-day treatment with once-daily amoxicillin is as effective as penicillin V in preventing suppurative and nonsuppurative complications remains unanswered.
The treatment failure rate was 35% among 285 children who received a standard 10-day course of oral penicillin V and 37% of 271 who were given standard intramuscular benzathine penicillin G, Dr.
The earlier prophylactic trial of penicillin vs. placebo in 39 children showed no difference in the number of GABHS infections acquired during an 8-month period.
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