Penicillin G Sodium Injection (Benzylpenicillin Sodium)
What is Penicillin G Sodium Injection (Benzylpenicillin Sodium) used for?
Penicillin G Sodium Injection (Benzylpenicillin Sodium) is an injectable antibiotic prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections that may be severe or life threatening. The medication operates by stopping or slowing the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to destroy the infection. It is normally prescribed to treat tonsillitis, otitis media, rheumatic fever, or infections of the sinuses, respiratory tract, urinary tract, soft tissues, or skin. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Penicillin G Sodium Injection (Benzylpenicillin Sodium)?
Penicillin G Sodium Injection (Benzylpenicillin Sodium) is normally administered by your physician or a trained health care professional. The best dosage and frequency of administration will be determined by the condition being treated, your weight, 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. Always observe the solution before each use to make sure it is not cloudy or discolored as this may indicate contamination. Sterilize the needle and injection site, collect the prescribed amount of solution into the syringe, and slowly inject it into a vein or muscle. Do not stop administering the medication before being instructed 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 Penicillin G Sodium Injection (Benzylpenicillin Sodium)?
Side effects associated with the use of Penicillin G Sodium Injection (Benzylpenicillin Sodium) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are sensitive skin, easier bruising, severe pain at the site of injection, fever, flu symptoms, depression, severe skin rashes, urinary retention, intense diarrhea that is watery or bloody, or seizures. Contact your physician as soon as you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure any necessary changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more complications from occurring.
Penicillin G Sodium Injection (Benzylpenicillin Sodium) should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to penicillin antibiotics. It is also suggested to inform your physician if you have a history of allergies or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment that require special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Penicillin G Sodium Injection (Benzylpenicillin Sodium). 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.