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Penicillin

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Contributor(s):

Anna Meredith

Synonym(s): Penicillin G, Benzylpenicillin


Introduction

Name

  • Penicillin G.

Class of drug

  • Penicillin antibiotic.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Probenecid
  • Blocks the renal tubular excretion of penicillins, producing higher and more prolonged plasma concentrations.

Aminoglycosides (eg gentamicin)

  • May inactivate penicillins when mixed together in parenteral solutions   Gentamicin  .

Streptomycin

  • Synergistic action. However, as their pharmacokinetics differ, the use of such compound preparations is generally thought to be unjustified   Streptomycin  .

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
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