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Composition FOR KAYPEN

Penicillin V(125 mg)

food interaction for KAYPEN

alcohol interaction for KAYPEN

pregnancy interaction for KAYPEN

lactation interaction for KAYPEN

medicine interaction for KAYPEN

It is better to take Kaypen 125mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Kaypen 125mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Kaypen 125mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Penicillin V(125 mg)


Kaypen 125mg tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and syphilis (type of sexually transmitted disease)

How it works

Kaypen 125mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Rash, Itching, Nausea, Skin rash, Stomach upset, Urticaria, Vaginal infection, Vomiting, Wheezing


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Expert advice FOR KAYPEN

  • Tell your doctor if you have history of allergy or asthma or kidney problems or rheumatic fever or prolonged usage of antibiotics. 
  • You will be regularly monitored for blood count, liver and kidney function during prolonged treatment with penicillin V.
  • Tell your doctor if you have antibiotic-associated colitis (an inflammation of the intestines that sometimes occurs following antibiotic treatment).
  • Seek immediate attention if you suspect super-infection as penicillin V may cause potential overgrowth of resistant organisms including Pseudomonas or Candida.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to penicillin V or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if suffering with severe acute infections.

Frequently asked questions FOR KAYPEN

Penicillin V

Q. Can I take ibuprofen with penicillin V?
Penicillin V is not known to interact with ibuprofen. However please consult your doctor before taking ibuprofen along with penicillin V

Q. Does penicillin V cause drowsiness?
Penicillin V does not cause drowsiness. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use

Q. Does penicillin V affect birth control?
Penicillin V may reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Please use additional forms of contraceptive precautions while taking penicillin V. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)