What is the name of an oblong white pill with e 85 on it?

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An oval white pill with the imprint E on the front, and 8 5 on the back of it is 500mg of Penicillin V potassium (made by Greenstone Limited).

Penicillin V potassium is a natural penicillin that is used to treat tonsillitis/pharyngitis, congenital syphilis, bacterial infection, strep throat, and tertiary syphilis, among other illnesses.

This drug is sold under brand names such as:

  • • Bicillin L-A
  • • PC Pen VK
  • • Pen-V
  • • Pfizerpen
  • • Veetids

This Prescription-Only medication is not proven to be a risk to an unborn fetus, but should be used only under a doctor's supervision.

ABC News offers Tips for Safe Use of antibiotics, WebMD provides tips for determining if antibiotics are the best treatment, and the University of California offers their 7 tips for reducing the threat of antibiotic resistance.

In fascinating health news, Sci-News is reporting that Chinese researchers have discovered what they say is the first ‘virological penicillin’ – MIR2911, a molecule found naturally in a Chinese herb called honeysuckle.

Updated on Friday, November 07 2014 at 02:40AM EST
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