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User Reviews for Penicillin VK

Penicillin VK has an average rating of 5.9 out of 10 from a total of 21 ratings on Drugs.com. 55% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 30% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Bacterial Infection  
5.9
12 reviews 171 medications
Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis  
7.5
6 reviews 82 medications
Pneumonia  
5.5
2 reviews 188 medications
Skin or Soft Tissue Infection  
1.0
1 reviews 162 medications
Summary of Penicillin VK reviews 5.9 21 reviews

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Reviews for Penicillin VK

KriCro · Taken for less than 1 month October 25, 2019

For Bacterial Infection: “I'm taking this for a tooth infection that started to spread. My lymph nodes were very painful and swollen. This med makes me feel dizzy, anxious and a pressure in my head. It reminds me of taking cold medications. I hate that part of it. But, it also seems to be fighting this tooth infection. My tooth and lymph nodes are not hurting as bad, and swelling has gone down. Still have a few days left though.”

7 / 10
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Vanessa · Taken for less than 1 month June 17, 2019

For Bacterial Infection: “I was diagnosed with BV and was prescribed Penicillin and MetroGel. I’ve had worse BV in the past and no side effects from the pills I took but these ohmygosh I give 5 stars only because I know the medicine is working but the way I’ve been feeling the last week is such a drag. My body is achy and I feel extremely tired and not to exaggerate but even a little depressed and can’t focus and it’s effected my memory. Makes me feel like I just want to lay in bed. The smell of the pills is foul and my urine smells like the pills. I understand antibiotics make you tired from them working but I’ve never felt so lethargic before and I drink plenty of water and I eat very healthy. If I ever get BV again I hope I don’t have to take Penicillin I’m not giving negative review it’s just how my body reacted to it everyone is different.”

5 / 10
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Bunnybuns December 15, 2016

For Bacterial Infection: “Honestly, I felt better about 4 hours after begging treatment with this for an infected/abcessed tooth. Surprisingly quick, considering the amount of pain I was in. The downside, for me at least, seems to be slight nausea/dizziness. I had taken ibuprofen earlier due to pain, so this meant bad times in front of the toilet. Be careful with other meds that may upset your stomach.”

9 / 10
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BRange · Taken for less than 1 month January 14, 2020

For Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis: “I was prescribed these penicillin VK antibiotics for my throat. For a few days before, I was in excruciating pain, unable to swallow, eat, or sleep due to the pain. I tried almost every home remedy for a sore throat but found no relief. The only thing that seemed to help a little was ibuprofen (when I could swallow it). At the doctor, they gave me a small dose of a liquid steroid to shrink my tonsils and then prescribed the medication. Within an hour of taking it, I was able to swallow with mild pain. I even had a popsicle and a bowl of chicken broth. I then went on to sleep 8 hours! I am only 2 days in so I still have awhile to go, but I am so happy with the results so far!”

8 / 10
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dragon3177 October 29, 2009

For Strep Throat: “I started feeling a little bit better on the 2nd day after starting the Penicillin-VK. I had a little bit of loose stools, but I believe that happens with most antibiotics--some much worse than others. I was much better after taking all of the medication--but once you get Strep--you are prone to it. I need to have my tonsils removed--they are enormous and just catching bacteria which causes me to continue to get Strep. ”

10 / 10
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Jneal90 January 3, 2015

For Strep Throat: “I just started this antibiotic yesterday and my lymph nodes have reduced in size (from kidney bean to pea) and I can now eat without severe pain. I've had bad experience with things such as amoxicillin and Azithromycin because of serious stomach upset, even when taken with food. But on penicillin vk I haven't had any side effects. All I know is this penicillin is kicking my strep throats butt and I love it.”

10 / 10
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sonye45y6 April 1, 2016

For Bacterial Infection: “I have a bacterial infection in my face due to an infected tooth and was prescribed this medication. I have been taking the medication now for 52 hours and have no sign of relief. I just hope its working. I cant take the pressure on the left side of my head for much longer before a visit to the ER.”

2 / 10
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Rach · Taken for less than 1 month July 6, 2019

For Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis: “I was in so much pain. I spoke to the doctor who said it was fine, that it would ease up in a couple of days and that I didn't need antibiotics because it was viral. I went 2 more days and the pain only got worse. I went to the walk in centre for a second opinion and the doctor there told me if my tonsils got more swollen I needed to go to A&E. She prescribed my with penicillin saying she wasn't sure it would work because she couldn’t see any white spots but she was concerned the infection was inside. I took my first dose and 4 hours later the sharp edge of the pain had been reduced and I could swallow my own saliva again! I can already tell I will be almost healed by the time 24 hours rolls past!”

10 / 10
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erfan · Taken for less than 1 month October 24, 2019

For Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis: “I took this after I got very bad tonsilitis with white spots and I had tried to do home remedies and improve it if its virus but it was bacteria and i had very painful tonsils so I got the antibiotics pills from the doctor for 3 times a day for 10 days Today is the 3rd day and the white spots are better and I am better now. The first 2 days there was no difference but 3rd day it started to clear up”

9 / 10
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msbeautifulll68 · Taken for less than 1 month April 17, 2017

For Bacterial Infection: “This is my first time taking such a high dosage of this medicine, which was usual for me but I had abad tooth ache. I have taken penicillin before but at a lower dosage, however this new med has a higher dosage and the side effects are bothersome. I do not truly feel it is worth continuing to take. I'm consulting the doctor that prescribed the med to me from our local hospital's ER.”

4 / 10
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Jade May 31, 2020

For Bacterial Infection: “I was taking penicillin for strep throat 4 times a day every 6 hours. The second day I started to feel weird like confused.. my dr told me to take it for 10 days but I hated the side effects. I feel like this medication triggered me to feel anxiety and depression.”

1 / 10
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JS13501 · Taken for less than 1 month September 12, 2020

For Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis: “I don’t know if anyone else has had this issue, but this medication Penicillin VK gave me side effect symptoms of bad headaches, body aches, stomach cramps, cold feet and numb feet?? It was good for clearing up stuff the tonsillitis, I still don’t feel that great, but has stopped me feeling so rubbish. I wouldn’t take this medication again though due to the side affects”

3 / 10
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Banks111 · Taken for less than 1 month December 4, 2020

For Bacterial Infection: “I don't like the Penicillin VK pill I was taking this for swollen gums and a bad tooth and it made me depressed, feverish, weak, and a slight headache, and it did not seem to work much on gums as soon as I stop taking I felt better”

3 / 10
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esky · Taken for less than 1 month July 28, 2021

For Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis: “I think its the 1st time having these - the fact you need to take a 500mg pill on an empty stomach cause me to feel nauseous and can smell \ taste the medication if I do a burp. Tonsillitis is better tho !”

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Boujie · Taken for less than 1 month March 11, 2021

For Bacterial Infection: “Been taking now for 5 days! Told to take for 10 days! Abscess on my wisdom tooth which is impacted and swollen gums and glands! Swelling went down some put pain is still very active! No side effects minus a headache here and there but that may be from the pain pressure of the wisdom tooth! Feel like I should have some type of relief by now but I have 5 more days! Will see how this goes”

8 / 10
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bowe768 · Taken for less than 1 month October 21, 2021

For Skin or Soft Tissue Infection: “I took this medication for a nerve infection, and ate food while I was taking it, but within a couple of days, I started feeling nauseous, had a fever, and was throwing up. Ever since then, I've stopped taking it. Will NEVER take this medication again due to it causing me to be more anxious and more worried about being nauseous and throwing up.”

1 / 10
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Neicy · Taken for less than 1 month June 2, 2019

For Bacterial Infection: “Peniccillin worked great for me. I had a tooth infection. I felt better a few hours after starting it. Pain was gone. I took it 4 times a day (500 mg)”

10 / 10
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Anonymous July 12, 2009

For Bacterial Infection: “This medicine worked the best and killed the bacteria fast.”

10 / 10
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Chrisabell · Taken for less than 1 month December 5, 2013

For Strep Throat: “Worked fast and had no side effects.”

10 / 10
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Jeff 72 November 1, 2013

For Pneumonia: “It worked very quickly with no side effects, whatsoever.”

10 / 10
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Rodnecia July 21, 2017

For Bacterial Infection: “This medicine has my mood going up and down and my pee is less and my vagina is sore”

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Tobli · Taken for less than 1 month November 3, 2018

For Pneumonia: “This had no effect on my pneumonia. I was worse after 2 days.”

1 / 10
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madi6 · Taken for less than 1 month November 10, 2017

For Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis: “I started to take this twice for two weeks and my feet and hands started to insanely peel. I guess I'm allergic to penicillin????”

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tab · Taken for less than 1 month October 30, 2020

For Bacterial Infection: “I always lose my appetite with Penicillin VK medication. I also get diarrhea but its a small price to pay for healing!”

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