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What do the g and v of penicillin mean?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Different types

Penicillin g can be used orally, IV or as an injection.
Penicillin v is a different form and is used orally.

In brief: Different types

Penicillin g can be used orally, IV or as an injection.
Penicillin v is a different form and is used orally.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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