IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.
Pronounced: (pen-ih-SILL-in G BEN-zuh-theen)
Penicillin G Benzathine IM Uses
This medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It may also be used to prevent certain bacterial infections (e.g., rheumatic fever). This medication is known as a long-acting natural penicillin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
How To Use Penicillin G Benzathine IM
See also Warning section.
This medication is given by injection into a large muscle by a health care professional.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. For children, the dosage may also be based on weight.
Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, if more than one dose is needed, receive this drug at evenly spaced intervals as prescribed by your doctor, and make sure not to miss any doses.
Continue to receive this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.
Information last revised September 2011 Copyright(c) 2011 First DataBank, Inc.