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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 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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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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Whats 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

Whats 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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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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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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What do the g and v of penicillin mean?

Penicillin: The term "penicillin" is often used generically to refer to benzylpenicillin (penicillin g), procaine benzylpenicillin (procaine penicillin), benzathine benzylpenicillin (benzathine penicillin), and phenoxymethylpenicillin (penicillin v). Procaine penicillin and benzathine penicillin have the same antibacterial activity as benzylpenicillin but act for a longer span of time. Phenoxymethylpenicilli. ...Read more

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Can you dink while taking penicillin?

Can you dink while taking penicillin?

Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved. ...Read more

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What drugs has penicillin resulted in?

What drugs has penicillin resulted in?

Virtually all!: All modern antibiotics were developed based on the success of Penicillin, but they are not all considered the same class as penicillin. ...Read more

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What is penicillin usually prescribed for?

Infection: Any infection that is susceptible to it. In recent history, penicillin is used either for strep infections or syphilis. ...Read more

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If you took 3 penicillin would you be oka or would you overdose ?

If you took 3 penicillin would you be oka or would you overdose
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OK: Thankfully, if you took 3 penicillin you don't need to go to the ER or call poison control. Depending on the strength of penicillin, sometimes it is dosed to take 4 times a day (not all at once), but if you accidentally took them all at once you still won't "overdose" - might get a stomach ache or diarrhea, but no OD. Still, always take your meds as prescribed!!! ...Read more

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Is azythromycin like penicillin?

No: It is a completely different class of antibiotics. Azithromycin is a macrolide. So if you're allergic to penicillins only, you can take azithromycin. ...Read more

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