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PHENOXYMETHYLPENICILLIN 250 MG/5ML SUGAR FREE ORAL SOLUTION BP

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Oral Solution BP
Sugar Free
Phenoxymethylpenicillin Potassium

250mg/
5ml

Each 5ml of oral solution contains 250 mg of Phenoxymethylpenicillin as
Phenoxymethylpenicillin Potassium Ph.Eur as the active ingredient.
Also contains orange flavour, colour sunset yellow FCF (E110),
Sodium Benzoate Ph.Eur, Saccharine sodium Ph.Eur, Sorbitol (see leaflet for further information).
To the Pharmacist : Powder for oral solution: To prepare, add 85 ml of water and
shake well until all of the powder is dissolved.
Date of Dispensing:
To the Patient : Shake well before each use.
For oral administration only. Take as directed by the physician.
For further information please read the enclosed patient information leaflet.
KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.
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Unconstituted powder: Store in a dry place below 25 C. Protect from light.
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Reconstituted oral solution: Store at 2-8 C in a refrigerator.
Discard after 7 days.

PL 17907/0249
Code: BL 502

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PHENOXYMETHYLPENICILLIN

Phenoxymethyl penicillin
250mg/5ml
Oral Solution
Sugar Free
Ph. code 2433

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Oral Solution
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PHENOXYMETHYLPENICILLIN
Oral Solution BP
Sugar Free

Phenoxymethylpenicillin Potassium

Each 5ml of oral solution contains 250 mg of Phenoxymethylpenicillin as
Phenoxymethylpenicillin Potassium Ph.Eur as the active ingredient.
Also contains orange flavour, colour sunset yellow FCF (E110),
Sodium Benzoate Ph.Eur, Saccharine sodium Ph.Eur, Sorbitol (see leaflet for further information).
To the Pharmacist : Powder for oral solution: To prepare, add 85 ml of water and
shake well until all of the powder is dissolved.
Date of Dispensing:
To the Patient : Shake well before each use.
For oral administration only. Take as directed by the physician.
For further information please read the enclosed patient information leaflet.
KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.
0
Unconstituted powder: Store in a dry place below 25 C. Protect from light.
0
Reconstituted oral solution: Store at 2-8 C in a refrigerator.
Discard after 7 days.

Read this entire leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on others. It may harm
them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
Ÿ If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take this medicine
3. How to take this medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this medicine
6. Contents of the pack and other information
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1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
Phenoxymethylpenicillin belongs to a group of medicines called penicillin, which are used
to treat mild to moderate severe infections associated with microorganisms whose
susceptibility to penicillin is within the range of serum levels attained with the dosage form.

your next dose, skip the missed dose and then take your next dose when
it is due.
DO NOT TAKE A DOUBLE DOSE TO MAKE UP FOR THE
FORGOTTEN DOSE.
If you stop taking this medicine
Take this medicine that has been prescribed for you, even if you start to
feel better. If you stop taking the medicine, your condition may re-occur
or get worse.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine may sometimes cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
STOP TAKING this medicine and tell your doctor immediately if you
suffer from any of the following:
Ÿ Allergic reactions-symptoms such as shortness of breath, skin rash
or itching, hives, swelling of your lips, face or tongue, chills or fever
or painful joints.
Ÿ Unusual bleeding or bruising
Other side effects that may occur include:

The name of your medicine is phenoxymethylpenicillin potassium. It is available as a powder
for reconstitution. The powder for reconstitution is prepared by the pharmacist before
dispensing by adding water to the powder to give 100ml of oral solution.
2. What you need to know before you take this medicine
Do not take this medicine if you:
Ÿ Ever had a bad reaction or allergic reaction to Phenoxymethylpenicillin, any other
penicillin or cephalosporins or any other ingredients (these listed in Section 6)
Take special care with this medicine
Tell your doctor before taking this medicine if you have any medical conditions, and
especially if you:
Ÿ Suffer from kidney or stomach problems
Ÿ have a history of allergy or asthma
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other
medicines
Ÿ tetracycline, neomycin, erythromycin, chloramphenicol (other types of antibiotics)
Ÿ probenecid (used to treat gout - painful inflammation of the joints)

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Oral Solution
Sugar Free

Nausea, vomiting and stomach upset
Diarrhoea
Sore mouth
Black hairy tongue
Coagulation disorders (including prolongation of bleeding time and defective platelet
function)
Ÿ Central nervous system toxicity (especially with high doses or in severe renal
impairment)
Ÿ Paraesthesia (tingling or numbness in the hands or feet)
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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5. How to store this medicine
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original packaging and keep the packaging tightly
closed in order to protect from light and moisture.
Ÿ Do not use this medicine after the expiry date shown on the pack.
Ÿ If you have any left over medicine, take them back to your pharmacist for safe disposal.
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the oral contraceptive pill
methotrexate (a drug used to treat cancer and psoriasis – a chronic skin disease)
anti- coagulants (medication used to prevent blood clots e.g. Warfarin)
guar gum (used as a thickening agent and normally found in puddings and ice cream)
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
Ÿ Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, think you have become pregnant or intend
to become pregnant whilst taking this medicine or are breast-feeding.
Ÿ This medicine is excreted in breast milk and may cause allergic reaction in the offspring
Penicillin solution contains Sodium and Sunset yellow
Ÿ This medicine contains sodium. Consult your doctor if you are on controlled sodium
diet.
Ÿ Sunset yellow may cause allergic reactions.
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3. How to take this medicine
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Always take this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. You should check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the type and severity of the
infection.
It should be given in divided doses (4 times a day) and preferably half an hour

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral Solution BP (Sugar Free) Contains
Ÿ Each 5ml of reconstituted oral solution contains 250mg of Phenoxymethylpenicillin
potassium as the active ingredient.
Ÿ The other ingredients are sodium Benzoate Ph.Eur, sorbitol, saccharin sodium Ph.Eur,
orange flavour sweet permaseal, sunset yellow FCF (E110), colloidal silicon dioxide.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Name and address:
Bristol Laboratories Ltd,
Unit 3, Canalside, Northbridge Road,
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
HP4 1EG
Telephone:
0044 (0) 1442 200922
Fax:
0044 (0) 1442 873717
Email:
info@bristol-labs.co.uk
Phenoxymethylpenicillin BP 250mg/5ml (Sugar Free) Oral Solution; PL 17907/0249
This leaflet was last revised in April 2013
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licence holder at the address (or telephone, fax, email) above.

before meals or at least three hours after a meal.
The following dosage schedule applies to Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral Solution BP (sugar
free):
Adults, elderly and children over 12 years: 250mg-500mg every six hours
Infants (up to 1 year): 62.5 mg every six hours.
Children 1-5 years: 125 mg every six hours.
6-12 years: 250mg every six hours.
Prophylactic use: 250 mg twice daily is recommended for long term prophylaxis of
rheumatic fever. To avoid complications, treatment should be continued for 10 days.
Your doctor may sometimes prescribe a different dose to that stated above and if this applies
to you, discuss it with your doctor if you have not already done so. You should always follow
your doctor's instructions as to how and when to take your medicine.
If you take more Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral Solution BP (Sugar Free) than you
should
If you accidently take too many doses, tell your doctor immediately or contact your nearest
Hospital casuality/accident and Emergency Department even if there are no signs of
discomfort. Take your medicine in its original packaging with you in order to enable the doctor
to identify your medicine easily.
If you forget to take Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral Solution BP (Sugar Free)
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, however, if it is almost time for

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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