Benpen (Benzylpenicillin Sodium)
What is Benpen (Benzylpenicillin Sodium) used for?
Benpen (Benzylpenicillin Sodium) is an injectable form of penicillin, an antibiotic which is effective in the treatment of various types of bacterial infections. It helps to get rid of bacteria which causes many infections, such as meningitis, pneumonia, as well as infections affecting the heart valve, blood, joint, bone and stomach. It may also be given to patients with heart disease who are undergoing surgery, to help prevent infection.
How should I use Benpen (Benzylpenicillin Sodium)?
Benpen (Benzylpenicillin Sodium) is administered via injection. It should only be given by a physician or other health care professional. This medicine is either injected directly into a large muscle or else given as a slow injection into a vein. Your physician will decide the method best suited for you, and the dosage required. This injection is normally given in multiple doses, which are divided throughout the day. However, treating and preventing certain infections will only require a single dose.
What are the side effects of Benpen (Benzylpenicillin Sodium)?
Side effects of Benpen (Benzylpenicillin Sodium) include pain where the injection was given. Consult your physician if you notice:
Patients may experience an illness consisting of pains in the joints and fever. This may sometimes occur one week after treatment. Consult your physician if this occurs.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Benpen (Benzylpenicillin Sodium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.