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    Benzathine penicillin G

    Information about Benzathine penicillin G

    Benzathine penicillin g uses

    Benzathine penicillin G is used in the treatment of bacterial infections, syphilis and prevention of rheumatic fever.

    How benzathine penicillin g works

    Benzathine penicillin G is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

    Common side effects of benzathine penicillin g

    Rash, Allergic reaction, Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
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    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    B.Pharm, M.Pharm (Pharmacy Practice), PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
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    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MBBS, MD Pharmacology, Advanced PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Writing in Medical Sciences, Medical Writing
    Last updated on:
    12 Dec 2018 | 12:29 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Benzathine penicillin G

    • You have been prescribed Benzathine penicillin G for the treatment of bacterial infections.
    • It is given by an injection into a vein or muscle, or via a drip into a vein. 
    • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
    • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
    • Inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.

    Frequently asked questions for Benzathine penicillin G

    Benzathine penicillin G

    Q. Can Benzathine penicillin G cause allergic reaction?

    Although it is rare but yes, Benzathine penicillin G can cause allergic reaction and is harmful to use in patients with known allergy to penicillins. Get emergency medical help if you have any of the signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 December, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)