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Composition for BP (KAPL)

Penicillin G(600000 iu)

food interaction for BP (KAPL)

alcohol interaction for BP (KAPL)

pregnancy interaction for BP (KAPL)

lactation interaction for BP (KAPL)

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Bp 600000iu injection at a fixed time.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Bp 600000iu injection.
Bp 600000iu injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Bp 600000iu injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Penicillin G(600000 iu)


Bp 600000iu injection (also known as benzyl penicillin) is used:
  • To treat bacterial infections of the wound, blood (septicemia and pyemia), bone (osteomyelitis), pus filled (pyogenic) skin or soft tissue, nose, throat, respiratory tract, and middle ear.
  • To prevent of infection in newborn babies (specifically group B streptococcal infection).
  • To treat inflammation of brain (meningitis), inflammation of the inner layer of the heart (endocarditis), inflammation of joint (arthritis), gas in tissues (gas gangrene), joint pain caused by parasite ticks (Lyme disease), diphtheria, tetanus, infection from animals (anthrax and leptospirosis), rat-bite fever, actinomycosis (puss filled swelling in the mouth, lungs or gastrointestinal tract caused by actinomyces), listeriosis (infection of central nervous system caused by listeria), pasteurellosis (respiratory disease caused by pasteurella), and sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea and syphilis). 

How it works

Bp 600000iu injection belongs to group of medicines called penicillin beta-lactam antibiotics. It kills the bacteria by interrupting the bacterial cell wall (outer coating of bacteria) formation. As a result, the bacterial cell wall is weakened and ruptures, thereby killing the bacteria.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Black tongue, Bloody diarrhea, Injection site reaction, Muscle cramp, Muscle twitching, Skin rash, Stomach upset


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Expert advice for BP (KAPL)

  • It is given as an injection by doctor or nurse directly into a vein or into a muscle.
  • Do not take penicillin G, if you are allergic to penicillin or other beta lactam antibiotic or diabetes.
  • Do not start or continue the penicillin G, if you have a kidney, liver or heart problem.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking penicillin G and undergoing any blood or urine test, as it may affect the result.
  • Do not start or continue the penicillin G, if you experience an overgrowth of yeast (candida) in the body which can lead to fungal infections or severe diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis).
  • Avoid using penicillin G, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for BP (KAPL)

Penicillin G

Q. Is penicillin G gram positive or negative?
Penicillin G cannot be termed as gram positive or negative. It is mainly active against gram positive bacteria.
Q. Is penicillin good for flu, cough, tooth infection, acne, bladder infection or urinary tract infection (UTI), earaches, chlamydia?
Penicillin G is not effective against flu, cough, tooth infection, acne, and bladder infection or UTI, but it is used in the treatment of earaches and chlamydia. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug.
Q. Does penicillin give you gas, nightmares, or headache?
Penicillin G may cause headache, but it is not known to cause gas, or nightmares. Please consult your doctor if you experience these side effects.
Q. Is penicillin gluten free?
Injectable preparations (e.g. Penicillin G) do not contain gluten. Generally oral preparations of penicillin are gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.


Content on this page was last updated on 24 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)