Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin)
What is Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin) used for?
Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin) is an injectable form of penicillin. It is used in the treatment of various types of bacterial infections. It is also used as a treatment for rheumatic fever. This long acting penicillin antibiotic works by stopping the bacteria from growing.
How should I use Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin)?
Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin) should be injected directly into a muscle, usually by a physician or health care professional. It should not be injected into a vein. The dosage required depends on a number of factors, such as the patient's weight, age and medical condition. Your physician will tell you the correct dosage required to treat your condition.
What are the side effects of Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin)?
Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin) may cause pain where the injection was administered or nausea. Inform your physician immediately if you notice:
Patients who use this injection to treat syphilis may experience a condition known as Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction, which may occur 1 to 2 hours after injection and normally lasts up to 24 hours. Inform your physician if you experience fever, muscle pain or breathlessness.
This injection should only be injected into a muscle, and never injected into a vein.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Pencom Injection (Benzathine Penicillin). 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.