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.
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