Highlights for penicillin-g
penicillin-g Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:\n-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue\n-breathing problems\n-dark urine\n-fever with headache, flushing\n-pain or difficulty passing urine\n-redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth\n-seizures\n-unusual bleeding or bruising\n-unusually weak or tired\n\nSide effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):\n-diarrhea\n-dizziness\n-headache\n-pain at site where injected\n-stomach upset
penicillin-g May Interact with Other Medications
- aspirin\n-birth control pills\n-diuretics\n-ethacrynic acid\n-indomethacin\n-methotrexate\n-phenylbutazone\n-probenecid\n-some antibiotics like chloramphenicol, erythromycin, sulfamethoxazole, tetracycline\n-typhoid vaccine
How to Use penicillin-g
This medicine is for injection into a muscle or for infusion into a vein. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.\n\nIf you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.\n\nIt is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.\n\nTalk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:\n-asthma\n-kidney disease\n-an unusual or allergic reaction to penicillin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives\n-pregnant or trying to get pregnant\n-breast-feeding
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.\n\nDo not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.\n\nThis medicine can interfere with some urine glucose tests. If you use such tests, talk with your health care professional.
Keep out of the reach of children.\n\nIf you are using this medicine at home, you will be instructed on how to store this medicine. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.
Last Updated: July 16, 2009