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Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension

Pronunciation

Generic Name: penicillin g procaine (PEN-i-SIL-in G PROE-kane)
Brand Name: Penicillin G Procaine

Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension is used for:

Treating some types of infections caused by certain bacteria.

Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension is a penicillin antibiotic. It works by interfering with the formation of the bacteria's cell wall while it is growing. This weakens the cell wall and kills the bacteria.

Do NOT use Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension or to other penicillins
  • you are taking a tetracycline antibiotic

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension:

Some medical conditions may interact with Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have diarrhea or a stomach infection, especially in children 9 years old or younger

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Chloramphenicol or tetracycline antibiotics because they may decrease Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension's effectiveness
  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), methotrexate, or succinylcholine because their actions and the risk of their side effects may be increased by Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension
  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), chloramphenicol, or oral contraceptives (birth control pills) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension:

Use Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Shake well before each use.
  • Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension. Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
  • Do not use Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
  • Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension works best if it is given at the same time each day.
  • Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension should not be injected into or near an artery or vein. Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension should be injected into muscle, preferably in the upper outer portion of the buttocks. In children, Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension should be injected into the thigh.
  • To clear up your infection completely, use Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you feel better in a few days.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
  • If you miss a dose of Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension and you are using it regularly, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension.

Important safety information:

  • Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Mild diarrhea is common with antibiotic use. However, a more serious form of diarrhea (pseudomembranous colitis) may rarely occur. This may develop while you use the antibiotic or within several months after you stop using it. Contact your doctor right away if stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools occur. Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.
  • Be sure to use Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
  • Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension only works against bacteria; it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common cold).
  • Long-term or repeated use of Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
  • Diabetes patients - Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension may cause the results of some tests for urine glucose to be wrong. Ask your doctor before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetes medicine.
  • Hormonal birth control (eg, birth control pills) may not work as well while you are using Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension. To prevent pregnancy, use an extra form of birth control (eg, condoms).
  • Use Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension with caution in NEWBORNS; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension while you are pregnant. Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Black or hairy tongue; exaggerated reflexes; mild diarrhea; nausea or vomiting; pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site; twitching.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); aggression or agitation; anxiety; bizarre behavior; blood in stools or urine; chest pain; chills; confusion; depression; extreme tiredness; fainting; fast heartbeat; fear of death; fever; flushing with lightheadedness or fainting; hallucinations; headache; itching; muscle pain; pounding in the chest; rapid breathing; seizures; severe diarrhea; stomach pain/cramps; vaginal irritation or itching; weakness; worsening of skin lesions.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center ( http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include changes in heartbeat; coma; confusion; convulsions; diarrhea; excessive sweating; nausea; pale skin; vomiting.

Proper storage of Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension:

Store Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension in the refrigerator, between 36 and 46 degrees F (2 and 8 degrees C). Do not freeze. Dispose of properly after use. Keep Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension, as well as needles, syringes, or other materials, out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Penicillin G Procaine injectable suspension.

Issue Date: December 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.4.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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