AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of Benzyl Penicillin Sodium powder of injections.
Benzylpenicillin (Penicillin G) is narrow spectrum antibiotic used to treat infections caused by susceptible bacteria. It is a natural penicillin antibiotic that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly due to poor oral absorption. Penicillin G may also be used in some cases as prophylaxis against susceptible organisms.
Natural penicillins are considered the drugs of choice for several infections caused by susceptible gram-positive aerobic organisms, such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, groups A, B, C and G streptococci, nonenterococcal group D streptococci, viridans group streptococci, and non-penicillinase producing staphylococcus. Aminoglycosides may be added for synergy against group B streptococcus (S. agalactiae), S. viridans, and Enterococcus faecalis.
The natural penicillins may also be used as first or second line agents against susceptible gram-positive aerobic bacilli such as Bacillus anthracis, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, and Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. Natural penicillins have limited activity against gram-negative organisms; however, they may be used in some cases to treat infections caused by Neisseria meningitidis and Pasteurella. They are not generally used to treat anaerobic infections. Resistance patterns, susceptibility and treatment guidelines vary across regions.
As with all pharmaceuticals, some unwanted effects can occur from the use of benzyl penicillin sodium powder for injections. Always consult a doctor or health care professional for medical advice before use.
Common side effects include: severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody; fever, chills, swollen glands, skin sores, muscle pain, feeling short of breath, warmth or redness under your skin, severe dizziness; white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips; easy bruising, skin rash, unusual bleeding, pale or yellowed skin, severe tingling, numbness, muscle weakness; red or pink urine, dark colored urine; swelling in your hands or feet; muscle twitching, seizures (convulsions); or signs of an electrolyte imbalance–dry mouth, increased thirst, mood changes, confusion, stomach pain, vomiting, muscle pain or weakness, lack of energy, irregular heartbeats, dark urine.
Common side effects may include:
- Mild diarrhea;
- Nausea, vomiting;
- Black or hairy tongue; or
- Pain, swelling, bruising, or irritation around the IV needle.
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.