Is Phenoxymethylpenicillin (aka Penicillin V or VK) Ototoxic? Can It Make Tinnitus Worse?

Discussion in 'Support' started by JFred, Feb 11, 2022.

    1. JFred

      JFred Member

      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
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      I've been prescribed Phenoxymethylpenicillin, also known as Penicillin V or VK, but I can't for the life of me get my head around what type of antibiotic this is and whether it's ototoxic.

      I read that Aminoglycoside antibiotics are ototoxic, and that Gentamicin, Streptomycin, Tobramycin are ototoxic - no idea whether those are Aminoglycide antibiotics, but none of these names even resemble "Phenoxymethylpenicillin" and reading its Wikipedia it says nowhere what type of antibiotic it is.

      Can anyone with a better knowledge/understanding of this help me out? I usually manage to find what I look for by searching online but this one has me scratching my head and completely lost.

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