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    Penicillin G (Benzylpenicillin)

    Information about Penicillin G (Benzylpenicillin)

    Penicillin g (benzylpenicillin) uses

    Penicillin G (Benzylpenicillin) is used in the treatment of bacterial infections, syphilis and prevention of rheumatic fever.

    How penicillin g (benzylpenicillin) works

    Penicillin g (benzylpenicillin) 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 penicillin g (benzylpenicillin)

    Nausea, Allergic reaction, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

    Available Medicine for Penicillin G (Benzylpenicillin)

    • ₹4 to ₹9
      Abbott India Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹8 to ₹13
      Pfizer Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹6 to ₹30
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹17
      Standard Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹6 to ₹9
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹5
      Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹10
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹6
      Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹6 to ₹8
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹7 to ₹12
      Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Penicillin G (Benzylpenicillin)

    • 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 Penicillin G (Benzylpenicillin)

    Penicillin G (Benzylpenicillin)

    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. 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.
    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
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    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

    Content on this page was last updated on 02 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)