Benzylpenicillin is an antibiotic of the penicillin class. It kills the bacteria that cause an infection. This medicine can only be given to you when your healthcare provider prescribes it.
Benzylpenicillin (also known as penicillin G) is a medicine that is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It is available only as an injection. Let your healthcare provider know if you have reacted badly to any form of penicillin before.
- Benzylpenicillin is injected either into your muscle or directly into your blood.
- The injection is prepared freshly before use. Your healthcare provider will mix it with water before they inject it into you.
- Do not stop using this medicine until you finish your prescribed dose, even if you start to feel better before completing the dose. The infection may return if you do not complete your dose.
- Benzylpenicillin is given by healthcare providers, so you are unlikely to miss a dose or overdose. However, if you think you did, inform your healthcare provider.
Possible side-effects of benzylpenicillin include:
- Pain at the site of the injection.
- Feeling like vomiting and vomiting.
- Belly cramps.
- Vaginal discharge and or itching.
Severe side-effects which require urgent medical attention are:
- Watery and or bloody stools.
- Not being able to pee normally.
- Swelling of the tongue and face.
Before taking benzylpenicillin please note the following:
- Let your healthcare provider know if you have had an allergic reaction to medications like amoxicillin, ampicillin, or any other form of penicillin.
- Inform your healthcare provider if you have conditions like asthma, blood clotting disorders or kidney disease.
- Benzylpenicillin can reduce the effectiveness of some birth control pills. You may be advised by your healthcare provider to use other forms of birth control such as condoms.
- Inform your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to get pregnant.
- Medications such as aspirin react with benzylpenicillin. Tell your healthcare provider if you are using aspirin
- Also tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any other medications.