Penicillin G

Breastfeeding
  • TRADE NAMES: Benzylpenicillin; Crystapen (Britannia); Megacillin; Novopen-G
  • INDICATIONS: Anthrax, cellulitis, endocarditis, infections, otitis media, rheumatic fever, respiratory infections, septicemia
  • CLASS: Antibiotic, penicillin
  • HALF-LIFE: 4 hours
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Estrogens, Methotrexate, Minocycline, Phenindione, Probenecid, Sulfinpyrazone, Warfarin

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: B

Our database has 33 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN
CARDIOVASCULAR
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
GENITOURINARY
RENAL
HEMATOLOGIC
OTHER


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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric