Veetids, or Penicillin V, is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It works by killing bacteria or by preventing its growth.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Also tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not take more or less medicine than directed, and continue taking your medicine, even if your symptoms appear to get better.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.
Stop taking this medicine and get medical help immediately if any of the following side effects occur: fast or irregular breathing; fever; joint pain; lightheadedness or fainting; puffiness or swelling around the face; red, scaly skin; shortness of breath; skin rash, hives, or itching.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: abdominal or stomach cramps and pain; abdominal tenderness; convulsions; decreased amount of urine; diarrhea, which may also be bloody; mental depression; nausea and vomiting; pain at place of injection; sore throat and fever; unusual bleeding or bruising; or yellow eyes or skin.
Penicillin V potassium is the potassium salt of penicillin V. This chemically improved form combines acid stability with immediate solubility and rapid absorption. It is designated 4-thia-1-azabicyclo[3.2.0]-heptane-2-carboxylic acid, 3,3 -dimethyl-7-oxo-6-[(phenoxyacetyl)amino]-, monopotassium salt, [2S-(2a,5a,6b)]-. The empirical formula is C16H17KN2O5S, and the molecular weight is 388.48. Each tablet contains penicillin V potassium equivalent to 250 mg (400,000 units) or 500 mg (800,000 units) penicillin V. The tablets also contain lactose, magnesium stearate, povidone, starch, stearic acid, and other inactive ingredients. After being mixed as directed, each 5 ml of the oral solution will contain penicillin V potassium equivalent to 250 mg (400,000 units) penicillin V. The suspension also contains citric acid, F D & C Red No. 40, flavors, saccharin, sodium citrate, and sucrose.
Veetids has the following structural formula: