Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Wycillin
Generic Name: procaine penicillin (Pronunciation: PRO kane PEN i SIL in)
What is procaine penicillin (Wycillin)?
Procaine penicillin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in your body.
Do not use this medication for any other infection that has not been checked by your doctor.
Procaine penicillin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of procaine penicillin (Wycillin)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: 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:
Less serious 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 procaine penicillin (Wycillin)?
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.
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.
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.
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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