What is Penicillin G Procaine?Penicillin G procaine is an antibiotic used to prevent and treat certain bacterial infections of the respiratory (lung) tract, skin, blood, heart, or central nervous system (CNS); dental infections; or sexually transmitted diseases (such as syphilis). Penicillin G procaine may also be used to treat other bacterial infections, as determined by your doctor. Penicillin G procaine is administered intramuscularly (into the muscle).
What is the most important information I should know about Penicillin G Procaine?Your doctor will not administer penicillin G procaine to you if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or similar antibiotics. If you are allergic to similar antibiotics, it is possible for you to have an allergic reaction to this medication. Tell your doctor or seek medical attention immediately if you take penicillin G procaine and feel signs of an allergic reaction (such as a rash, swelling, or difficulty breathing).
Penicillin G procaine can cause diarrhea or colitis (inflammation of the colon). This can occur a couple of months after taking the last dose of penicillin G procaine. Tell your doctor immediately if you have diarrhea or colitis.
Penicillin G procaine contains procaine, which can lead to toxic reactions. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience anxiety, confusion, agitation, depression, weakness, seizures, or hallucinations.
Who should not take Penicillin G Procaine?Your doctor will not administer penicillin G procaine to you if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or any similar antibiotics (such as dicloxacillin, cefazolin, or cefepime).
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Penicillin G Procaine?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with penicillin G procaine. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have allergies, asthma, kidney disease, are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults and children: Your doctor will administer the appropriate dose for you based on the type and severity of your infection.
How should I take Penicillin G Procaine?Your doctor will administer penicillin G procaine for you in a hospital or clinic setting.
What should I avoid while taking Penicillin G Procaine?Do not miss your scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Penicillin G Procaine?If penicillin G procaine is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining penicillin G procaine with probenecid or tetracyclines (such as doxycycline).
What are the possible side effects of Penicillin G Procaine?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: allergic reactions, chills, colitis, diarrhea, fever, itchiness, rash
Can I receive Penicillin G Procaine if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of penicillin G procaine during pregnancy are unknown. Penicillin G procaine can be found in your breast milk if you receive it during breastfeeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Penicillin G Procaine?Penicillin G procaine should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor.
How should I store Penicillin G Procaine?Your doctor will store this medication for you.