Medically reviewed on July 4, 2018
The Veetids brand name has been discontinued in the U.S. If generic versions of this product have been approved by the FDA, there may be generic equivalents available.
Uses of Veetids:
- It is used to treat or prevent bacterial infections.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Veetids?
- If you have an allergy to penicillin V potassium, any penicillin, or any other part of this medicine (Veetids).
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine (Veetids) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Veetids?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine (Veetids). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly allergic side effects have rarely happened. Talk with your doctor.
- Have your blood work checked if you are on this medicine (Veetids) for a long time. Talk with your doctor.
- Do not use longer than you have been told. A second infection may happen.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine (Veetids) while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Veetids) best taken?
Use this medicine (Veetids) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Take on an empty stomach. Take 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
- Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Keep using this medicine (Veetids) as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
See also: Dosage Information (in more detail)
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- It is common to have diarrhea when taking this medicine (Veetids). Rarely, a very bad form of diarrhea called Clostridium difficile (C diff)–associated diarrhea (CDAD) may occur. Sometimes, this has led to a deadly bowel problem (colitis). CDAD may happen while you are taking this medicine (Veetids) or within a few months after you stop taking it. Call your doctor right away if you have stomach pain or cramps, very loose or watery stools, or bloody stools. Do not try to treat loose stools without first checking with your doctor.
What are some other side effects of Veetids?
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Stomach pain.
- Black, hairy tongue.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Veetids?
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about this medicine (Veetids), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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- Dosage Information
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- Drug class: natural penicillins