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Doctor insights on: Benzathine Penicillin G Medication

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What should I do if I accidentally injected benzathine penicillin g into my muscle?

What should I do if I accidentally injected benzathine penicillin g into my muscle?

Depends: If you are allergic to penicillin get medical help immediately otherwise if should not harm you. How did you get a hold of pcn and inject it? ...Read more

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How long do side effects last from penicillin g benzathine a shot?

How long do side effects last from penicillin g benzathine a shot?

Pencillin: Benzathine penicillin has duration of activity for 2-4 weeks after intramuscular route. Adverse events from an antibiotics may occur days/weeks after the antibiotic is discontinued therefore if side effect occurs after benzathin penicillin it may occur while the patient is on it or after it is discontinued and may last longer than duration of activity. ...Read more

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Please answer! What will happen if a dose of penicillin g benzathine is missed?

Please answer! What will happen if a dose of penicillin g benzathine is missed?

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. Also if you miss a dose early in treatment the risk is hjigher than later when the bacteria presumably is attenuated. ...Read more

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How long should I waitbefore having sex after taking benzathine penicillin?

How long should I waitbefore having sex after taking benzathine penicillin?

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 blood or other body fluids for seven days. ...Read more

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Does benzathine penicillin have a local anesthetic action?

Nope: You are thinking of the combination of procaine (local anesthetic) and benzylpenicillin, meant to decrease the discomfort associated with intramuscular injections. Benzathine benzylpenicillin is a slow absorbing antibiotic used without the addition of a local anesthetic. ...Read more

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I have strep throat, doctor gave me an injection of bicillin la (benzathine penicillin). And four prescriped penicilin antibiotics. Was wondering what were the side effects?

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 hives. ...Read more

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Does any one know why you was prescribed penicillin g procaine?

Does any one know why you was prescribed penicillin g procaine?

STD maybe: The procaine eases the pain and prolongs the action. Used for STDs often..... ...Read more

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Penicillin g is the most effective against anything anymore?

Penicillin g is the most effective against anything anymore?

Still is: Penicillin g still is the drug of choice for group a strep infection such as strep throat, Meningococcal infection, and syphilis. ...Read more

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What's the difference between penicillin g and v? Got an infection docs don't know which one. Why do I feel better on v and worse on g? Both are the same

What's the difference between penicillin g and v? Got an infection docs don't know which one. Why do I feel better on v and worse on g? Both are the same

Penicllins: Penicillin g benzathine, potassium, procaine and sodium are currently available in the United States in parenteral formulations for intravenous or intramuscular use. Penicillin v potassium (also called phenoxymethyl penicillin) is a more acid stable and can be administered orally. ...Read more

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I just injected 600000 units of penicillin g procaine but I forgot to draw back on the syringe to check for blood vessel. Wat should I do?

I just injected 600000 units of penicillin g procaine but I forgot to draw back on the syringe to check for blood vessel. Wat should I do?

Good follow up: Accidental administration into an artery or nerve can cause severe neurovascular damage. Serious complications of suspected intravascular administration include immediate pallor, mottling, or cyanosis of the extremity, both distal and proximal to the injection site, followed by bleb formation. I would instruct patient to call if any concerning symptoms (pain, swelling, skin changes, numbness). ...Read more

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Is there any effect in the brain when someone is taking up benzathine pennicillin due to rheumatic fever?

Is there any effect in the brain when someone is taking up benzathine pennicillin due to rheumatic fever?

RF or drug?: I do know of significant neural side-effects of your depo-pen. Rf can cause neurological disease, especially chorea, but many other issues can occur. Finally sx can be due to many other problems. ...Read more

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This may be an odd question, but I shall ask it in any case. Is there any evidence that people who are allergic to penicillin are more likely to have an allergy to some other medications? If so, what?

Possible: Some people who are allergic to penicillin can also react to a class of drug called cephalosporins. But this is rather unusual. The only way to know for sure is to try a drug sometime and see if you react to it. It also makes a difference how severe the reaction was to penicillin. ...Read more

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If a med. Says not to take if allergic to penicillin or any form of it and a dr. Gives to someone allergic to amoxicillin is ok? I want to know if its ok to take a medication that says not to take if allergic to penecillin or any form of it and I am aller

If a med. Says not to take if allergic to penicillin or any form of it and a dr. Gives to someone allergic to amoxicillin is ok? I want to know if its ok to take a medication that says not to take if allergic to penecillin or any form of it and I am aller

Get tested: Amoxicillin is a close cousin to penicillin, ideally someone allergic to penicillin should not receive either. Best answer is to get a skin test for penicillin by an allergist and determine if you are truly allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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Will penicillin vk make your urine smell like medication?

Will penicillin vk make your urine smell like medication?

See below: Penicillins are eliminated via your kidneys concentrating in the urine. The urine will smell just like the pills…medicinal and bitter moldy smell. ...Read more

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I have tonsillitis and have been taking penicillin antibiotics for it but my urine has a very strong smell like the medication but it's very dark, help?

I have tonsillitis and have been taking penicillin antibiotics for it but my urine has a very strong smell like the medication but it's very dark, help?

Drink more water: May be slightly dehydrated or sometimes certain dyes in pills can cause the urine to change color. If does not clear after you finish antibiotics see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take heart medications, blood thinners, and blood pressure medicine with penicillin?

Is it safe to take heart medications, blood thinners, and blood pressure medicine with penicillin?

Yes: Yes, in general penicillen has no negative interactions. But make sure the prescribing physician has a complete list of all your medications, supplements, and over the counter medications. ...Read more

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I have a question my cheek is swollen and I'm in pain I'm on medicated mouth wash and penicillin I've only been on the medication since Sunday how lon?

I have a question my cheek is swollen and I'm in pain I'm on medicated mouth wash and penicillin I've only been on the medication since Sunday how lon?

Infection: Can take as long as 48-72 hours for antibiotics to begin reducing spread of infection. If source I'd SN infected tooth, pills alone will not eliminate infection. Treatment of the tooth itself will be required. Sometimes additional or different antibiotic required. Tell your dentist about your pain and swelling now. ...Read more

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Just had 2 molers pulled on Friday. The dentist gave me penicillin vk 500mg. Now I'm getting a ear ache will this medication help?

Just had 2 molers pulled on Friday. The dentist gave me penicillin vk 500mg. Now I'm getting a ear ache will this medication help?

It may: It depends on the cause of your ear pain. If it is related to your teeth then likely. If is is a separate problem then another antibiotic may be a better choice. Be checked. All the best. ...Read more

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Can medication (hydrocodone, ibuprofen and penicillin be passed to me through semen and affect my birth control?

Can medication (hydrocodone, ibuprofen and penicillin be passed to me through semen and affect my birth control?

Birth control: This is more than unlikely. Although I always say that nothing is impossible this comes very close. Would not worry about this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can an allergist do testing to see if you are allergic to penicillin and sulfa drugs?

Yes: There are good, validated tests to penicillin. There are no commercially available tests to sulfonamides, but skin testing +/- oral challenge is still feasible. You should check with your allergist first. ...Read more