Bicillin C-R 900 300
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Bicillin C-R 900/300
Bicillin® C-R 900/300
(penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine) Injectable Suspension
2 mL Syringe for deep IM injection only
NOT FOR INTRAVENOUS USE. DO NOT INJECT INTRAVENOUSLY OR ADMIX WITH OTHER INTRAVENOUS SOLUTIONS. THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF INADVERTENT INTRAVENOUS ADMINISTRATION OF PENICILLIN G BENZA-THINE WHICH HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIORESPIRATORY ARREST AND DEATH. Prior to administration of this drug, carefully read the WARNINGS, ADVERSE REACTIONS, and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION sections of the labeling.
Bicillin C-R 900/300 (penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine injectable suspension) contains the equivalent of 900, 000 units of penicillin G as the benzathine and 300, 000 units of penicillin G as the procaine salts. It is available for deep intramuscular injection.
Penicillin G benzathine is prepared by the reaction of dibenzyleth-ylene diamine with two molecules of penicillin G. It is chemically designated as (2S, 5R, 6R)-3, 3-Dimethyl-7-oxo-6-(2-phenylac-etamido)-4-thia-1-azabicyclo[3. 2. 0]heptane-2-carboxylic acid compound with N, N'-dibenzylethylenediamine (2:1), tetrahydrate. It occurs as a white, crystalline powder and is very slightly soluble in water and sparingly soluble in alcohol. Its chemical structure is as follows:
Penicillin G procaine, (2S, 5R, 6R)-3, 3-Dimethyl-7-oxo-6-(2-pheny-lacetamido)-4-thia-1-azabicyclo[3. 2. 0]heptane-2-carboxylic acid compound with 2-(diethylamino)ethyl p-aminobenzoate (1:1) monohydrate, is an equimolar salt of procaine and penicillin G. It occurs as white crystals or a white, microcrystalline powder and is slightly soluble in water.
Its chemical structure is as follows:
Each 2 mL syringe contains the equivalent of 1, 200, 000 units of penicillin G as follows: penicillin G benzathine equivalent to 900, 000 units of penicillin G and penicillin G procaine equivalent to 300, 000 units of penicillin G in a stabilized aqueous suspension with sodium citrate buffer; and as w/v, approximately 0. 5% lecithin, 0. 55% carboxymethylcellulose, 0. 55% povidone, 0. 1% methylparaben, and 0. 01% propylparaben.
What are the possible side effects of benzathine penicillin and procaine penicillin (Bicillin C-R, Bicillin C-R 900/300)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
- skin rash with bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
- rash or itching with swollen glands, joint pain, or general ill feeling;
- diarrhea that is...
What are the precautions when taking penicillin g benzathine and penicillin g procaine injection (Bicillin C-R 900/300)?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotics; or to procaine; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, asthma.
Kidney function declines as you grow older. This medication is removed by the kidneys. Therefore, elderly people may be at greater risk for side effects while using this drug.
Kidney function is not fully developed in newborns/infants. This medication is removed by the kidneys. Therefore, newborns/infants may be at greater...
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/20/2009
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