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Doctor insights on: Benzathine Penicillin Side Effects

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What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline for 2-4 weeks is recommended if penicillin cannot be given, or sometimes ceftriaxone. However, penicillin is by far the best drug. If you had a severe penicillin allergy in the past, then probably penicillin should be avoided. Otherwise, it still might be the best choice for you. Discuss it with your doctor or, even better, an infectious diseases or STD specialist. ...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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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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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?

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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What are the side effects of amoxicillin clavinuate potassium (penicillin)?

What are the side effects of amoxicillin clavinuate potassium (penicillin)?

The runs: I'd say most common side effect of amox/clavulonate is loose stools. If severe, stop, if doesn't clear, call doctor. Allergy to this is generally a rash, could be throat swellling. Take afte food, all antibiotics can nauseate you or upset your stomach a bit. ...Read more

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On penicillin for tonsillitis. Been on it before. How long does it take to notice side effects?

On penicillin for tonsillitis. Been on it before. How long does it take to notice side effects?

Side effects rare: Side effects are rare with penicillin. If it's oral, you could have diarrhea after a few days, but not if you had an injection. Most likely you have side effects at all. Overall chance of any side effects is under one in a hundred. ...Read more