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BENZATHINE PENICILLIN G

INFORMATION

Uses

BENZATHINE PENICILLIN G is used in the treatment of bacterial infections, syphilis (type of sexually transmitted disease) and prevention of rheumatic fever.

How it works

BENZATHINE PENICILLIN G is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Pain, Swelling, Diarrhoea, Injection site bleeding

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Expert advice

• Exercise caution while taking benzathine penicillin G if you are suffering from diarrhea or stomach infection.
• Avoid direct exposure to sunlight as it may cause sensitivity to skin.
• Do not drive or operate machinery while taking benzathine penicillin G as it may cause dizziness.
• Patients who are allergic to penicillins, cephalosporins or any of its ingredients should not take benzathine penicillin G.


Content on this page was last updated on 24 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)