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Benzathine Penicillin

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    Benzathine Penicillin
    Bicillin 
     
    Benzathine is a stabiliser - weekly / fortnightly dosing
    • Mechanism of Action
    • A beta lactam antibiotic that inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis.
    • Microbiology
    • Mostly active against gram positive cocci (except for staphylococci) and some gram negative cocci.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Community-acquired pneumonia
    • Peritonsillar abscess
    • Bacterial endocarditis
    • Rheumatic fever
    • Syphilis
    • Adverse Effects
    • Hypersensitivity - urticarial rash, oedema, anaphylaxis
    • GIT - nausea / vomiting / diarrhoea
    • Thrombocytopaenia / leukopaenia
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