penicillin g benzathine - injection, Bicillin L-A
GENERIC NAME: PENICILLIN G BENZATHINE - INJECTION (pen-ih-SILL-in G BEN-zuh-theen)
BRAND NAME(S): Bicillin L-A
USES: This medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It may also be used to prevent certain bacterial infections (e.g., rheumatic fever). This medication is known as a long-acting natural penicillin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
HOW TO USE: See also Warning section.This medication is given by injection into a large muscle as directed by your doctor.The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. For children, the dosage may also be based on weight.If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, if more than one dose is needed, receive this drug at evenly spaced intervals as prescribed by your doctor, and make sure not to miss any doses.Continue to receive this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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