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Generic Name (active ingredient): Benzylpenicillin
Brand Name: Penicillin G
Benzylpenicillin is a penicillin bactericidal antibiotic for parenteral use. It is used for the treatment of infections caused by sensitive microorganism. It commonly indicated in the treatment of severe infections of the respiratory system and ENT organs, purulent infections, meningitis, syphilis, bacterial endocarditis
How does the medication work?
Benzylpenicillin is penicillin beta-lactam antibiotics for parenteral applications. It exerts bactericidal action on proliferation penicillin-sensitive microorganisms. Bactericidal effects is associated with disturbing the formation of bacterial cell wall. Benzylpenicillin inhibits the enzyme transpeptidase that is necessary for peptidoglycan synthsis. Peptidoglycan is a main component of bacterial cell wall. Benzylpenicillin is effective against infections caused by gram-positive and gram-negative microorganism such as streptococci A, B, C, G, L and M, pneumococci, staphylococci, gonococci and others. Benzylpenicillin is acid resistant and is inactivated by penicillinase (beta-lactamase).
When Benzylpenicillin is prescribed?
Benzylpenicillin is used to treat infectious diseases caused by susceptible to the medication microorganisms:
What should I know before taking Benzylpenicillin?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Benzylpenicillin or to any other medicines such as:
Do not take Benzylpenicillin if any of the below conditions apply to you:
Before taking Benzylpenicillin, tell your health care provider about any other medicines you take or if you have any of the following disorders:
If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or breastfeed, you should take Benzylpenicillin only under a strict control of your doctor. Benzylpenicillin belongs to a pregnancy category B meaning that safety of the medication in pregnant women has not been studied.
How to take B enzylpenicillin:
Benzylpenicillin is available in the forms of injectable solution indicated intravenously and intramuscularly. Dosage of Benzylpenicillin is prescribed individually by physician.
Take the entire amount of Benzylpenicillin prescribed by your doctor, even if you feel better before the end of the treatment. If you stop taking medication too early, symptoms may return.
If you missed the scheduled dose, take the medication as soon as you remember, but skip the dose if it is almost the time for the following dose. Do not take two doses at once.
What are the side effects of Benzylpenicillin?
Benzylpenicillin may cause the following side effects:
If you experience any side effect that last long or becomes bothersome, please inform your doctor as dose adjustment or treatment discontinuation may be required.
Which are B enzylpenicillin overdose symptoms?
If you overdose Benzylpenicillin, seek immediate medical attention. Overdose symptoms include: fever, allergic reactions, diarrhea, vomiting, changes in blood cells counts
Which other medicines may affect Benzylpenicillin?
Benzylpenicillin may interact with the following groups of drugs:
For a complete list of possible interactions ask your doctor or pharmacist. Before taking Benzylpenicillin, let your doctor know what other medicines, including OTC, you currently take.
How should I store Benzylpenicillin?
You should store the medication at dry and protected from light our of reach of children. Do not store the medication in the bathroom.