Penicillin G benzathine parenteral

[pen-ih-SILL-in, BEN-zah-theen] Pregnancy Category: B Bicillin 1200 L-A M, Bicillin L-A, Mega-cillin Suspension M, Permapen (Rx) Classification: Antibiotic, penicillin

See also Anti-Infectives and Penicillins.

Action/Kinetics: Penicillin G is neither penicillinase resistant nor acid stable. The product is a long-acting (repository) form of penicillin in an aqueous vehicle; it is administered as a sterile suspension. Peak plasma levels: IM 0.03-0.05 unit/mL. Uses: Most gram-positive (streptococci, staphylococci, pneumococci) and some gram-negative (gonococci, meningococci) organisms. Syphilis. Prophylaxis of glomerulonephritis and rheumatic fever. Surgical infec tions, secondary infections following tooth extraction, tonsillectomy. Contraindications: Hypersensitiv-ity to penicillins.

Special Concerns: Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins.

Side Effects: See also Anti-Infectives and Penicillins.

Drug Interactions: See also Anti-Infectives and Penicillins. Aspirin / T Penicillin concentrations Probenecid / T Penicillin concentrations

How Supplied: Injection: 300,000 U/mL, 600,000 U/mL


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