procaine penicillin

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procaine penicillin

Procaine benzylpenicillin, a depot form of penicillin, given by deep intramuscular injection, that can provide effective concentrations of the drug for up to 24 hours. Benzylpenicillin can, however, not longer be relied on to be effective against organisms formerly highly sensitive to it. The drug is on the WHO official list.


a local anesthetic; the hydrochloride salt is used in solution for infiltration, nerve block and spinal anesthesia.

procaine penicillin
see penicillin G.
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4 million U intramuscularly once or aqueous procaine penicillin G 600,000 U in 1 intramuscular injection daily for 10 consecutive days.
human-medicine antibiotics currently used in livestock and poultry food include arsanilic acid, avoparcin, bacitracin, bam bermycin, chlortetracycline, erythromycin, furazolidone, glycopeptides, lincomycin, neomycin sulfate, nitrofurazone, 3-nitro-4-hydroxy phenylarsonic acid, oleandomycin, oxytetracycline, penicillin, procaine penicillin, sodium arsanilate, streptogramin, streptomycin, sulfamethazine, sulfaquinox-aline, sulfathiazole, tetracycline, tylosin, vancomycin, and virginiamycin;
For neurosyphilis in children and adults, the CDC recommends using procaine penicillin with probenecid when intravenous penicillin cannot be obtained.