Penicillin G Benzathine and Penicillin G Procaine Injection

Penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine injection should never be given intravenously (into a vein), because this may cause serious or life-threatening side effects or death.

🔔 Why is this medication prescribed?

Penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine injection is used to treat and prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine injection should not be used to treat sexually transmitted diseases (STD) or early in the treatment of certain serious infections. Penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine injection is in a class of medications called penicillins. It works by killing bacteria that cause infections.

Antibiotics such as penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine injection will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.

🔔 How should this medicine be used?

Penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine injection comes as a suspension (liquid) in a prefilled syringe to inject into the muscles of the buttocks or thigh by a doctor or nurse in a medical facility. Penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine injection may be given as a single dose or divided into 2 doses given 2 days apart. In some cases, you may need to receive additional doses spaced 2 to 3 days apart.

You should begin to feel better during the first few days of treatment with penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine injection. If your symptoms do not improve or get worse, call your doctor.

If your doctor has told you that you will need additional doses of penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine injection, make sure to keep all appointments to receive your doses on schedule even if you are feeling better. If you stop using penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine injection too soon or skip doses, your infection may not be completely treated and the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics.

In the U.S., healthcare spending accounts for 17.7% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or the total value of goods and services produced by the entire nation for the entire year, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

🔔 Other uses for this medicine

This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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