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What are the risks of using phenoxymethylpenicillin?

Use of phenoxymethylpenicillin can present some risks. Women relying on oral birth control to prevent pregnancy should discuss potential treatment with phenoxymethylpenicillin with their doctors, as it may reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives and result in pregnancy. Additionally, antibiotics have been known to cause diarrhea in some cases. If you experience diarrhea while taking this medication, contact your doctor, as it could be a sign of a new infection.

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