A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.
What is Phenoxymethylpenicillin?
Phenoxymethylpenicillin is an antibiotic from the family of penicillin. It is a so-called smallspectrum antibiotic, which means that this agent kills only a limited number of bacteria species. You can order phenoxymethylpenicillin online through the pharmacies that work with Dokteronline.com. The required prescription is provided through an online doctor consultation.
What is this medication used for?
Phenoxymethylpenicillin works especially well against streptococci, a certain type of bacteria that can cause amongst others scarlet fever and laryngitis. The infectious disease scarlet fever is common in children and can be recognized by symptoms such as fever, a sore throat, rashes and a lumpy, red tongue. Doctors prescribe this medicine also against some skin infections, for example inflamed eczema, erysipelas or sores that are infected. Phenoxymethylpenicillin kills the bacteria causing the infection. The symptoms subside within a few days.
How to use Phenoxymethylpenicillin?
The partner pharmacies offer phenoxymethylpenicillin available in tablets or (sugar-free) drinks. Take this medicine on an empty stomach, preferably one or two hours before meals. The leaflet tells you how to take the medicine. Take the medicine spread over the day, for example every six hours. It is important that you completely finish the course, even if you already feel better. If you stop the antibiotics too soon, the infection could return.
The partner pharmacies offer phenoxymethylpenicillin available online in several varieties and strengths. A doctor will decide which dosage is best for your symptoms and how long you should keep taking the medication. Unless a doctor prescribes otherwise, the usual dosage is as follows:
- Adults and children over 12 years: every 6 hours 250 mg - 500 mg.
- Children between 6 and 12 years: 250 mg every six hours..
- Children between 1 and 6 years: 125 mg every six hours.
A different dosage can be recommended for children under 6 years. Read the instructions before use.
When you use antibiotics, you may experience side effects. This is also the case for phenoxymethylpenicillin, although most people tolerate this drug without problems. The side effects that may affect you, include:
- Gastro-intestinal problems such as nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and / or diarrhea;
- Hypersensitivity reactions of the skin, such as hives and local fluid collection.
If you suffer from side effects, contact a doctor or pharmacist. The leaflet provides more information on this topic.
When is it best not to use this medication?
Phenoxymethylpenicillin is not a suitable medicine for everyone. Do not use this medication if you:
- are oversensitive to phenoxymethylpenicillin or any of the excipients used (see leaflet for an overview);
- are oversensitive to other types of penicillin.
If you are taking further medication, please consult with a doctor if you can combine phenoxymethylpenicillin with those. The leaflet provides more information about the contraindications and other warnings.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
Use phenoxymethylpenicillin only in consultation with a doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This medicine does not affect your ability to drive. Phenoxymethylpenicillin does not interact with alcohol.