Penicillin V

C. diff Risk

Low

Oral Bioavailability

Excellent

Approximate Cost

$1-2/day (Oral)

Dosing

Oral Dosing

Daily Dose: 50 - 100 mg/kg/day

Maximum Daily Dose: 3000 mg/day

Dosing Frequency: PO divided TID or QID

General Information

First Line Indications

Treatment of pharyngitis due to Group A Streptococcus

Oral Liquids

Concentration: 60 mg/mL

Taste: Unpleasant taste

Not all strengths of oral liquids are listed nor be available on the CHEO Formulary

Tablet/Capsule Strengths

  • 300 mg

Tablets or capsules are preferred especially over an unpleasant tasting oral liquid.

Not all strengths of oral tablets/capsules are listed and they are not all available on the CHEO Formulary.