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IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.
PENICILLIN G BENZATHINE/PENICILLIN G PROCAINE - INJECTION
(pen-ih-SILL-in G BEN-zuh-theen/pen-ih-SILL-in G PRO-cane)
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Bicillin C-R
WARNING: This medication must not be injected into a vein or mixed with solutions that will be injected into a vein.
USES: This medication is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a long-acting natural penicillin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
This medication should not be used to treat sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., syphilis, gonorrhea).
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 is also 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.
Additional Bicillin CR Information
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