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 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 of benzathine penicillin g

    Nausea, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Diarrhoea

    Available Medicine for Benzathine penicillin G

    • ₹5 to ₹11
      Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹7
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Benzathine penicillin G

    • 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 29 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)