Bicillin


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Bicillin

A brand name for benzathine PENICILLIN.
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Bicillin L-A is a long-acting penicillin given by intramuscular injection 2 to 3 times weekly.
Bicillin itself has been around for a long time and is quite well tolerated.
Five BPG-containing products are marketed by Monarch: Bicillin L-A, Bicillin[R] L-A Pediatric (0.6 MU BPG), Bicillin C-R, Bicillin[R] C-R Pediatric (a mixture of 0.3 MU BPG and 0.3 MU procaine penicillin G), and Bicillin[R] C-R 900/300 (a mixture of 0.9 MU BPG and 0.3 MU procaine penicillin G).
Bicillin L-A (penicillin G benzathine injectable suspension) is the only currently approved penicillin G benzathine product indicated for use in sexually transmitted infections such as syphilis.
But if a patient has syphilis that is penicillin resistant and you don't think the patient will be able to take tetracycline or erythromycin for 2 weeks on their own, a single 2-g oral dose of azithromycin has been reported to he just as effective as a single intramuscular injection of 2.4 million units of Bicillin for primary or secondary syphilis in HIV-negative patients, he said.
But if a patient has syphilis that is penicillin resistant and you don't think the patient will adhere to a 2-week course of tetracycline or erythromycin, a single 2-g oral dose of azithromycin has been reported to be just as effective as a single intramuscular injection of 2.4 million units of Bicillin for primary or secondary syphilis in HIV-negative patients.
The inadvertent use of Bicillin C-R, which contains only half the recommended dose of BPG for syphilis, was recognized by a health-care provider at the STD clinic in a neighboring county (county B) approximately 1 month after county B had borrowed BPG from county A.
Patients with syphilis may be inadvertently treated with Bicillin C-R more often than providers realize, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Benzathine penicillin (Bicillin) 1.2 million U IM, 1-2 weekly injections (based on body weight)