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Phenoxymethylpenicillin BP 250mg as Phenoxymethylpenicillin Potassium BP


Mild to moderate upper respiratory tract infections like pharyngitis, tonsillitis and otitis media; streptococcal infections, primary and secondary chemoprophylaxis of rheumatic fever, etc.


Tablet: Usual adult dose is 250 to 500 mg every 6 hours, half an hour before meal or 2 hours after meal is given. Solution: Infants, 1/2 teaspoonful (62.5 mg); Children under 5 years, 1 teaspoonful (125 mg); Children 6 to 12 years, 2 teaspoonfuls (250 mg); all he aforesaid dosage to be given 6 hourly. Children over 12 years, 250-500 mg every 6 hrs. For prophylaxis of rheumatic fever, 500 mg daily for at least 5 years after last attack, is recommended. Alternatively the same dose should be continued until the patient reaches at least 20 years of age.