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What should I know about phenoxymethylpenicillin before taking it?

Before taking phenoxymethylpenicillin, you should know the following safety information:
  • Do not take this medication if you are allergic to it or any other varieties of penicillin.
  • Phenoxymethylpenicillin can reduce the effectiveness of oral birth control. Tell your doctor if you are taking any type of birth control before beginning treatment with this medication.
  • Call your doctor without delay if you experience diarrhea during your treatment, as it might be a sign of a new infection.
  • Talk to your doctor before beginning treatment with this medication if you have allergies to any cephalosporins, asthma, blood clotting disorders or liver disease.

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