AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of Benzathine Benzyl Penicillin powder for Injection.
Benzathine benzyl penicillin powder for injection is a prescription medication used to treat bacteria that cause infections of the upper respiratory tract, heart valves, joints, skin, brain, and the genital areas. Benzathine Benzylpenicillin belongs to a group of drugs called penicillin antibiotics, which help stop the growth of bacteria. Specifically, it is to treat strep throat, diphtheria, syphilis, and yaws. It is also used to prevent rheumatic fever.
This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a muscle (IM) an antibiotic and works by killing bacteria that cause infections.
Benzathine benzylpenicillin is a natural substance derived from Penicillium notatum. It consists of a thiazolidine ring connected to a beta-lactam ring. It is bactericidal against streptococci, Neisseria, many anaerobes, and spirochaetes.
After intramuscular injection, peak plasma concentrations are usually reached within 12-24 hours and are usually detectable for 1- 4 weeks. It is widely distributed throughout the body and is excreted mainly in the urine
As with all pharmaceuticals, some unwanted effects can occur from the use of benzathine benzylpenicillin. Always consult a doctor or health care professional for medical advice before use.
Common side effects include allergic reactions including anaphylaxis and pain at the site of injection. When used to treat syphilis a reaction known as Jarisch-Herxheimermay occur.
It is not recommended in those with a history of penicillin allergy or those with syphilis.
Administration of benzathine benzyl penicillin powder for injection during pregnancy is generally safe.
For a comprehensive list of all possible effects, consult your doctor.
If any symptom persists or gets worse, or you notice any other symptom, then please call your doctor immediately.