Kavepenin Fruit – Phenoxymethylpenicillin Potassium Uses, Dose, And Side Effects


Kavepenin Fruit 50 mg/ml granules for oral suspension phenoxymethylpenicillin potassium

What Is Kavepenin Fruit, And What Kavepenin Fruit Used For

The active substance in Kavepenin Fruit, phenoxymethylpenicillin, is penicillin (an antibacterial drug) that prevents the bacterium from building a normal cell wall. Without a functioning cell wall, the bacterium dies quickly.

Kavepenin Fruit is used for sore throat, tooth infection, pneumonia, sinusitis, ear inflammation, bacterial infection of the skin, and subcutaneous tissue (such as connective tissue and Borrelia infection ).

Oral suspension is primarily intended for the treatment of children.

What You Need To Know Before Taking Kavepenin Frukt

Do Not Take Kavepenin Fruit

  • If you / your child are allergic to penicillins or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).

Warnings And Cautions

Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before you / your child takes Kåvepenin Frukt.

If you / your child are hypersensitive to cephalosporins (another group of antibacterial drugs), consult your doctor before using Kavepenin Frukt.

In case of sudden rash, fever, or swelling of the face, treatment should be stopped, and a doctor should be consulted.

Other Medicines And Kavepenin Fruit

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you / your child are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines.

Kavepenin Fruit can affect or be affected by other drugs:

  • Certain medicines for tumors and disorders of the immune system (methotrexate)
  • Medicines for gout (probenecid).

Kavepenin Fruit With Food And Drink

Kavepenin Fruit has the best effect if taken on an empty stomach or at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.

Pregnancy And Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

There are no known risks when using Kavepenin Frukt during pregnancy. Phenoxymethylpenicillin passes into breast milk but is unlikely to affect breastfed infants.

Driving And Using Machines:

No known effect on the ability to drive or use machines.

Kavepenin Fruit Oral Suspension Contains Sucrose And Sodium Benzoate

1 ml of Kavepenin fruit in English oral suspension contains 600 mg of sucrose. This should be considered when administering an 8 ml dose to patients with diabetes mellitus. If you / your child cannot tolerate certain sugars (sucrose), you should consult your doctor before taking/giving your child this medicine.

This medicine contains 1.0 mg sodium benzoate per ml. Benzoate may increase the risk of jaundice (yellowish skin and eyes) in newborns (up to 4 weeks of age).

This medicine contains less than 1 mmol (23 mg) sodium per 5 ml dose, i.e., it is essentially ‘sodium-free.

How To Take Kavepenin Fruit

  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
  • The dose is determined by the doctor, who adjusts it individually according to the type of infection, body weight, and age.
  • Shake the bottle well before use.

If You / Your Child Have Taken Too Much Kavepenin Frukt

If you / your child has ingested too much medicine, always contact a doctor, hospital, or the Poison Information Center (tel. 112) for risk assessment and advice.

If You Forgot To Take/Forgot To Give Your Child Kåvepenin Fruit

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If You / Your Child Stop Taking Kavepenin Frukt

Even if you feel better after a few days, the entire Kavepenin fruit in English regimen must be completed according to the prescription. Otherwise, some bacteria may survive for a while, grow and cause a recurrence of infection.

If you have any further questions about the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Possible kavepenin Side Effects

This medicine can cause side effects like all medicines, although not everybody gets them.

Common kavepenin side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people ): 

  • Stomach upset
  • Mainly nausea
  • Loose stools
  • Skin rash

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people): 

  • Hypersensitivity reaction with fever and joint pain
  • Hives
  • Alopecia ( Eosinophilia )

Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people): 

  • Severe allergic reaction ( anaphylactic reaction ).

Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people): Itching.

In case of prolonged or severe diarrhea, you should consult a doctor.

How To Store Kavepenin Fruit

  • Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children.
  • The prepared suspension is stable for two weeks when stored in a refrigerator (2 ° C-8 ° C).
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the bottle after EXP. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Contents Of The Pack And Other Information

Content Declaration

After reconstitution at the pharmacy, 1 ml of oral suspension contains :

  • The active substance is phenoxymethylpenicillin potassium 50 mg.
  • The other ingredients are preservatives (sodium benzoate E 211), sweeteners (sodium cyclamate), sodium citrate, povidone, sucrose, flavors (orange, caramel), and purified water.

What The Medicine Looks Like And The Contents Of The Pack

  • Granules for oral suspension: 60 ml, 125 ml, 200 ml, and 300 ml bottle.
  • Prepared in pharmacies for oral suspension.

Marketing Authorisation Holder:

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170 09 Solna

Phone 08-630 19 00

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