Bicillin C-R

Bicillin C-R

 [bi-sil´in]
trademark for combination preparations of the antibiotics penicillin g benzathine and penicillin g procaine.

Bicillin C-R

[bi-sil′in]
a trademark for combination preparations of the antibiotics penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine.
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Bicillin C-R is indicated for streptococcal infections of the skin and respiratory tract; however, its efficacy in treating syphilis is unknown.
Despite a change in package color in 2002 to distinguish Bicillin C-R from Bicillin L-A (3), the proprietary names and package appearances remained similar for the two formulations (Figure).
During January 1999-March 2004, a total of 429 patients were treated with Bicillin C-R for confirmed syphilis infection at the clinic.
and the Food and Drug Administration are warning physicians about the inappropriate use of Bicillin C-R (penicillin G benzathine and penicillin G procaine injectable suspension) for the treatment of syphilis.
The company has received postmarketing reports from several STD clinics in the United States where Bicillin C-R was used instead of Bicillin L-A to treat patients with syphilis.
The company is changing the packaging and syringe labels of Bicillin C-R to highlight the distinction between that product and Bicillin L-A.
Patients with syphilis may be inadvertently treated with Bicillin C-R more often than providers realize, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Apparently, the clinic ordered Bicillin L-A by telephone but received Bicillin C-R instead.
Of 55 state and city STD programs later surveyed by the CDC, 5 reported unintentional use of Bicillin C-R at least once between 1993 and 1998.
This report summarizes the investigation of the use of Bicillin C-R to treat STD patients in county A and discusses the frequency of Bicillin C-R use in STD clinics nationwide.
Besides having similar proprietary names, the package and label for Bicillin C-R and Bicillin L-A have similar lettering and colors.
To identify patients who might have been treated with Bicillin C-R at county A's STD clinic, investigators reviewed the clinic's invoice records and the penicillin injection log.