Maximum penicillin dosage

What is the maximum dosage of penicillin I may take at one time?

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The dosage of penicillin V potassium should be determined according to the susceptibility of the causative microorganism and the severity of infection and should be adjusted to the clinical response of the patient.


The usual dosage recommendations for adults and children 12 years and over are as follows:



Streptococcal Infections: Mild to moderately severe infections of the upper respiratory tract, including scarlet fever and mild erysipelas: 200,000 to 500,000 units every 6 to 8 hours for 10 days.



Pneumococcal Infections: Mild to moderately severe infections of the respiratory tract, including otitis media: 400,000 to 500,000 units every 6 hours until the patient has been afebrile for at least 2 days.



Staphylococcal Infections: Mild infections of skin and soft tissue (culture and susceptibility tests should be performed): 400,000 to 500,000 units every 6 to 8 hours.



Fusospirochetosis (Vincent's Infection) of the Oropharynx: Mild to moderately severe infections: 400,000 to 500,000 units every 6 to 8 hours.



Prophylaxis in the Following Conditions: To prevent recurrence following rheumatic fever and/or chorea: 200,000 to 250,000 units twice daily on a continuing basis.

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