Penicillin and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with penicillin which include:
You may experience reduced absorption of penicillin in the presence of food. The effectiveness of the antibiotic may be reduced. Penicillin should be administered one hour before or two hours after meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Penicillin V and amoxicillin are not affected by food and may be given without regard to meals.
penicillin G - sodium/potassiumPenicillin G sodium contains approximately 46 mg (2 mEq) of sodium per each million units of penicillin. Aqueous penicillin G potassium contains approximately 7 mg (0.3 mEq) of sodium per each million units of penicillin. The sodium content should be considered when these products are used in patients with conditions that may require sodium restriction, such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, and fluid retention. Each million units of aqueous penicillin G potassium also contain 65.6 mg (1.68 mEq) of potassium and should be considered in patients who may require potassium restriction, such as those with hyperkalemia and/or impaired renal function. Clinical monitoring of electrolytes is recommended if these agents are used.
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penicillin drug Interactions
There are 55 drug interactions with penicillin
penicillin disease Interactions
There are 4 disease interactions with penicillin which include:
Drug Interaction Classification
The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
|Major||Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderate||Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minor||Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
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