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Benzylpenicillin

Synonym(s): Penicillin G

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Benzylpenicillin.

Class of drug

  • Penicillin antibiotic.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Probenecid

  • Blocks the renal tubular excretion of penicillins, producing higher and more prolonged plasma concentrations.

Aminoglycosides, eg gentamicin

  • May inactivate penicillins when mixed together in parenteral solutions Gentamicin.

Streptomycin

  • Synergistic action. However, as their pharmacokinetics differ, the use of such compound preparations is generally thought to be unjustified Streptomycin.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Tennant B (1999) Small Animal Formulary. 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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