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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

CP.PEN.JNT.So.Sp.AT.V1P5
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PHENOXYMETHYLPENICILLIN
125mg/5ml AND 250mg/5ml ORAL SOLUTION
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains
information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist (chemist).
• This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
WHAT IS IN THIS LEAFLET
1. What Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral Solution is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral Solution
3. How to take Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral Solution
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral Solution
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1.

WHAT PHENOXYMETHYLPENICILLIN
ORAL SOLUTION IS AND WHAT IT IS
USED FOR

The name of your medicine is
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 125mg/5ml and
250mg/5ml Oral Solution. It is available in two
strengths 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. The
strength you are given will be decided by your
doctor.
Phenoxymethylpenicillin, the active ingredient, is
an antibiotic, which belongs to a group of
medicines called penicillins, which are used to
kill bacteria that cause infections in your body.
Your medicine is used to:
• treat bacterial infections of the ear, throat,
respiratory tract, skin and soft tissues
• prevent infections such as rheumatic fever or
chorea recurring.
Phenoxymethylpenicillin is indicated for
prophylaxis against:
• Pneumococcal Infection (e.g. in asplenia and
in patients with sickle cell disease).

2.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE
YOU TAKE
PHENOXYMETHYLPENICILLIN
ORAL SOLUTION

Do not take Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral
Solution if:
• You ever had a bad reaction or allergic
reaction to any Phenoxymethylpenicillin or
Cephalosporin-type antibiotic. An example of a
Cephalosporin-type antibiotic is Cefradine.
• You are allergic to any of the ingredients
contained in this medicine.
• You are taking methotrexate (a cytotoxic drug
used to treat cancers and psoriasis)
Take special care with your medicine if:
• You suffer from any stomach problems, e.g.
vomiting
• You suffer from any kidney problems
• You suffer from allergies and/or asthma
Taking other medicines
Your medicine may interfere with other
medicines that you may be taking. Please inform
your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or
have recently taken any other medicines even
those not prescribed.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse before
taking:
• Anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin - to prevent

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blood clots)
• Sulfinpyrazone or Probenecid (medicines
used to treat gout)
• Oral Typhoid vaccine (penicillin can stop this
from working)
• Some other antibiotics (Tetracycline,
Erythromycin, Chloramphenicol and Neomycin)
Taking with food and drink
Take your medicine on an empty stomach either
half an hour before a meal or at least three hours
after a meal. Guar gum can cause reduced
absorption of phenoxymethylpenicillin. Your
doctor will advise you about this.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you
may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby,
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine.
Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral Solution
contains Sucrose, Potassium, E124 & E110
Sucrose
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 125mg/5ml Oral
Solution contains 2.80g of sucrose per 5ml dose.
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg/5ml Oral
Solution contains 2.89g of sucrose per 5ml dose.
• This should be taken into account in patients
with diabetes mellitus. May be harmful to teeth.
• If you have been told by your doctor that you
have an intolerance to some sugars, contact
your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
Potassium
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 125mg/5ml Oral Solution
contains 14.2mg of potassium per 5ml dose.
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg/5ml Oral Solution
contains 28.4mg of potassium per 5ml dose.
• This should be taken into account by patients
with reduced kidney function or patients on a
controlled potassium diet.
E124 & E110
Ponceau 4R (E124) and sunset yellow (E110)
may cause allergic type reactions.

3.

HOW TO TAKE
PHENOXYMETHYLPENICILLIN ORAL
SOLUTION

How much of your medicine to take
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor
or pharmacist has told you, check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The dose will depend on the patient and will be
decided by your doctor. The usual doses for
each age group are as follows:
Adults including the elderly and children over
12 years
250mg to 500mg every six hours (one to two 5ml
spoonfuls of 250mg/5ml)
Prophylactic use: 250mg twice daily is

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Product: Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral Solution JNT PIL Sugared, Spoon
Dimensions: 148mm x 280mm
Item Code: CP.PEN.JNT.So.Sp.AT.V1P5
Proof No and Date: 2

21 Dec 15

Revision:
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recommended for long term prophylaxis of
rheumatic fever (one 5ml spoonful of 250mg/5ml)
Children
Infants (up to 1 year): 62.5mg every six hours
1 - 5 years: 125mg every six hours (one 5ml
spoonful of 125mg/5ml)
6 - 12 years: 250mg every six hours (one 5ml
spoonful of 250mg/5ml or two 5ml spoonfuls of
125mg/5ml)
When to take your medicine
Phenoxymethylpenicillin should be given in
divided doses (4 times a day) or as directed by
your doctor. Take your medicine on an empty
stomach either half an hour before a meal or at
least three hours after a meal.
How long to take your medicine for
Keep taking this medicine until your doctor tells
you to stop. Do not stop taking it just because
you feel better.
If you take more Phenoxymethylpenicillin
Oral Solution than you should
If you accidentally take too much
Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral Solution, contact
your doctor or pharmacist who will recommend
what action you should take.
If you forget to take Phenoxymethylpenicillin
Oral Solution
If you do forget to take a dose of
Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral Solution at the
correct time, take it as soon as you remember,
then carry on as before. Do not take a double
dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop taking your medicine
If you stop taking the medicine before your
doctor tells you to stop, your condition may
re-occur or get worse. If you have any further
questions on the use of this medicine, ask your
doctor or pharmacist or nurse.

4.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Like all medicines this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
STOP taking the medicine and tell your
doctor IMMEDIATELY if you experience any of
the following:
• an allergic reaction - symptoms may include:
shortness of breath, skin rash or itching, hives,
swelling of the skin (especially of the lips, face
or tongue), chills or fever, painful joints
• severe peeling/blistering of the skin
• seizures
• profuse watery diarrhoea usually with blood
and mucus, stomach pain and fever
The following are the more common effects.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if they worry
you.
• stomach pain or cramps, nausea (feeling sick),
vomiting (being sick) and diarrhoea
The following are other possible side effects:
Mouth
• sore mouth
• black hairy tongue
• sore throats
Skin
• pins and needles or numbness
Blood
• problems with blood clotting (unusual bleeding
or bruising)
• infections or fever (may be caused by low
white blood cells)
• anaemia (may cause lack of energy or
tiredness)
Kidney
• kidney problems, which might cause blood in

the urine or reduced amounts of urine
Liver
• jaundice - yellowing of skin or whites of the eyes
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you
notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet, you
should contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side
effects you can help provide more information on
the safety of this medicine.

5.

HOW TO STORE
PHENOXYMETHYLPENICILLIN ORAL
SOLUTION

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Expiry Date
Do not use your medicine after the expiry date
stated on the label. The expiry date refers to the
last day of the month.
Storage Conditions
Store in the original package. Keep the bottle
tightly closed.
Dry powder: Store in a dry place below 25°C.
Protect from light.
Reconstituted solution: Store up to 7 days in a
refrigerator.
Do not throw away any medicines via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no
longer use. These measures will help protect the
environment.
If your doctor tells you to stop your treatment,
return any left over to the pharmacist. Only keep
it if your doctor tells you to.

6.

CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND
OTHER INFORMATION

What Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral Solution
contains
Each 5ml spoonful of oral solution contains
125mg or 250mg of phenoxymethylpenicillin as
phenoxymethylpenicillin potassium. It also
contains sodium benzoate, saccharin sodium,
trusil orange flavour, orange colour (containing
sunset yellow (E110) and ponceau 4R (E124))
and sucrose.
What Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral Solution
looks like and contents of the pack
Dry powder: an off white pale pink granular
powder.
Reconstituted solution: a clear orange solution
with an orange odour and flavour.
Phenoxymethylpenicillin Oral Solution is
available in size 100ml on reconstitution.
The product licence holder and manufacturer
is: Athlone Laboratories Limited,
Ballymurray, Co. Roscommon, Ireland.
Your medicine is distributed by:
Kent Pharmaceuticals Limited,
Repton Road, Measham, DE12 7DT, UK.
PL 06453/0024 and PL 06453/0025
This leaflet was last revised October 2015

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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