Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin)
What is Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin) used for?
Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin) is an injectable form of penicillin that is prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections that may be severe or life threatening. The medication destroys or slows the reproduction of bacteria cells making it easier for the immune system to control or destroy the infection. It may be used to treat rheumatic fever, otitis media, or infections affecting the skin, soft tissues, respiratory tract, sinuses, or urinary tract. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin)?
Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin) should be administered by your physician or another trained health care professional. The correct dosage and frequency of administration will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. If you are required to perform your own injection make sure you are fully instructed in the correct procedure. Be sure to sterilize the needle and the site of injection before each use. Collect the prescribed amount of solution into the syringe, inject it into a vein or muscle, and press the plunger slowly to allow the medication to disperse. Observe the solution prior to each use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Do not stop using the medication before being told to do so, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment.
What are the side effects of Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are sensitive skin, easier bruising, fever, flu symptoms, severe skin reactions, depression, intense diarrhea that is bloody or watery, or seizures. Contact your physician as soon as you experience any worrying or intense side effects to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more health problems from appearing.
Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin) should not be used by patients who are allergic to penicillin or who have had a serious reaction to similar treatments in the past. It is also suggested to inform your physician if you have a history of allergies or decreased kidney function to make sure any necessary adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent unexpected health complications from appearing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.