Do not take Phenoxymethylpenicillin if you are allergic to penicillin.
Please fully read the Patient Information Leaflet that comes with the medication before starting treatment.
This will contain more comprehensive information and a full list of side effects.
How to take Phenoxymethylpenicillin
You should take phenoxymethylpenicillin on an empty stomach. Take your dose one hour before you eat any food, or wait until two hours afterwards. This is because your body absorbs less of the medicine after a meal, which means it is less effective.
Remember to finish the course as prescribed.
An itchy rash, swollen face or mouth, or have difficulty breathing, these may be signs that you are allergic to the antibiotic.
Please note that i-GP DOES NOT TREAT Medical Emergencies.
If you develop any sudden onset of the following then you must STOP the medication and seek urgent medical advice (from your GP, Out of Hours Service, Urgent care centre or NHS 111) or call an ambulance if the symptoms are severe:-
- Difficulty in Breathing
- Swelling of the eyelids, face or lips
- A rash particularly if affecting your entire body
Possible Side Effects
All medications have the potential to cause side effects, but not everyone experiences them.The most common ones include
- Feeling sick (nausea) or vomiting
- Redness and itching in the mouth or vagina (thrush)
- Skin rashes
If concerned about any side effects you can contact us for further advice.