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Penicillin g procaine

Generic Name: Penicillin G Procaine (pen i SIL in jee PROE kane)
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Penicillin G Procaine. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with penicillin G procaine. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take penicillin G procaine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use penicillin G procaine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Penicillin g procaine Side Effects

Penicillin G Procaine Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about procaine penicillin. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Penicillin G Procaine.

For the Consumer

Applies to procaine penicillin: intramuscular suspension

Warning

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to penicillin. Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a cephalosporin antibiotic such as Ceftin, Cefzil, Omnicef, Keflex, and others.

Before using procaine penicillin, tell your doctor if you have asthma or a history of allergies, or kidney disease.

Do not inject this medication into a vein or life-threatening side effects may result.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Call your doctor if your infection does not improve, or if it gets worse while using procaine penicillin.

Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially gout medication, a blood thinner, a diuretic, a tetracycline antibiotic, or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Procaine penicillin can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while using procaine penicillin. Hormonal forms of contraception (such as birth control pills, injections, implants, skin patches, and vaginal rings) may not be effective enough to prevent pregnancy during your treatment.

After you have finished your treatment with procaine penicillin, your doctor may want to do tests to make sure your infection has completely cleared up.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking procaine penicillin (the active ingredient contained in Penicillin G Procaine) hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;

  • peeling skin , severe pain, or changes in skin color where the medicine was injected;

  • dizziness, joint or muscle pain;

  • fast or pounding heartbeats;

  • numbness, tingling, pain, swelling, or redness in your arms or legs;

  • confusion, agitation, depression, unusual thoughts or behavior;

  • chest pain, problems with vision or speech;

  • feeling like you might pass out;

  • fever, chills, dizziness, muscle pain, rapid breathing or heart rate;

  • uncontrolled muscle movements, problems with balance or walking;

  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;

  • sore throat, flu symptoms;

  • urinating less than usual or not at all;

  • rash or itching with swollen glands, joint pain, or general ill feeling; or

  • slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing.

Less serious side effects of procaine penicillin may include:

  • pain where the injection was given;

  • vaginal itching or discharge;

  • white patches in your mouth or throat;

  • nausea, vomiting;

  • blurred vision, ringing in your ears;

  • headache, dizziness; or

  • mild skin rash,

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to procaine penicillin: intramuscular suspension

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects associated with penicillin have included skin rashes (ranging from maculopapular eruptions to exfoliative dermatitis), urticaria, and serum sickness-like reactions (including chills, fever, edema, arthralgia, and prostration). Anaphylaxis (severe and often fatal) and Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (as with other treatments for syphilis) have been reported. Procaine toxicity manifestations and hypersensitivity reactions have been reported.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects associated with penicillin G have included pseudomembranous colitis.

The onset of pseudomembranous colitis symptoms may occur during or after treatment.

Psychiatric

Psychiatric side effects have included a syndrome manifested by a variety of central nervous system symptoms such as severe agitation with confusion, visual and auditory hallucinations, and a fear of impending death (Hoigne's syndrome) following procaine penicillin (the active ingredient contained in Penicillin G Procaine) use. Other symptoms associated with this syndrome have included psychosis, seizures, dizziness, tinnitus, cyanosis, palpitations, tachycardia, and abnormal taste perception.

Renal

Renal side effects associated with parenteral penicillin G have included nephropathy.

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects associated with parenteral penicillin G have included hemolytic anemia, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects associated with parenteral penicillin G have included neuropathy.

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Penicillin G Procaine (www.drugs.com/cdi/penicillin-g-procaine.html).