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procaine and benzathine penicillin medication

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Margolis
47 years experience Anesthesiology
Benzathine Penicilli: Benzathine penicillin is injected intramuscularly and is slowly released to the bloodstream, lasting up to 2 or 3 weeks. It has no local anesthetic p ... Read More
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Dr. Carl Balog
38 years experience Pain Management
Nope: You are thinking of the combination of procaine (local anesthetic) and benzylpenicillin, meant to decrease the discomfort associated with intramuscul ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Benz. Penicillin : Without more history to go on i would have to assume that this medication was used to treat syphilis. If so you should not expose anyone to your bl ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not at all: No reason why it should.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nothing if no allerg: As long as you are not allergic there should not be an issue. Penicillin g can be given into the muscle but it should be given by a trained nurse or m ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Few/Uncommon: Penicillin drugs are usually very well tolerated. The most common side effects are gi-nausia, vomitting and diarrhea as well as allergic-rash or hive ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
STD maybe: The procaine eases the pain and prolongs the action..Used for STDs often.....
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Good follow up: Accidental administration into an artery or nerve can cause severe neurovascular damage. Serious complications of suspected intravascular administrati ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience Pediatrics
Pencillin: Benzathine penicillin has duration of activity for 2-4 weeks after intramuscular route. Adverse events from an antibiotics may occur days/weeks after ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Ziboh
25 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: Depends on your symptoms
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably nothing: Missing one dose slightly increases the risk for the infection to recur. But there is a significant tail for the concentration of the antibiotic. Al ... Read More

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