Penicillin can be used for various infections, which are typically caused by bacteria(urinary tract infection, respiratory infection, kidney infection, and various skin infections). Penicillin kills susceptible bacteria by disrupting their cell walls and by preventing them from building a functional cell wall when they reproduce. If you miss a dose, give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
Benefits and Uses:
- Urinary tract infections
- Respiratory infections that have affected the lungs
- Kidney infections
- Skin infections (topical creams or oral antibiotics)
Potential Side Effects:
Penicillin has a wide margin of safety. Its most serious side effects are associated with a serious type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Gastrointestinal upset is also possible. Side effects that owners should watch for include:
- Hives and other skin rashes
- Facial swelling
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of appetite
Penicillin is generally considered safe for use in dogs, cats, horses, livestock, and many exotic pets. It can cause a disruption of the normal bacterial population within the gut of some species, especially rodents. Guinea pigs should not be given penicillin because they are prone to developing a potentially fatal condition that is caused by overgrowth of harmful bacteria within the intestinal tract and release of the toxins they produce.
Active Ingredients (in each tablet):
Penicillin V Potassium………….…………..500 mg