Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Bicillin L-A
Generic Name: penicillin G benzathine (Pronunciation: PEN i SILL in G BEN za theen)
What is penicillin G benzathine (Bicillin L-A)?
Penicillin G benzathine is a slow-onset antibiotic that fights bacteria in your body.
Penicillin G benzathine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of penicillin G benzathine (Bicillin L-A)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about penicillin G benzathine (Bicillin L-A)?
You should not receive 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.
Be sure to receive all doses your doctor has prescribed. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely cleared.
After you have finished your treatment with penicillin G benzathine, your doctor may want to do tests to make sure your infection has completely cleared up.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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