The Full Wiki

More info on Benzathine benzylpenicillin

Benzathine benzylpenicillin: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Benzathine benzylpenicillin
Combination of
Benzylpenicillin Antibiotic
CAS number 54-35-3
ATC code J01CE08
PubChem 15232
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status
Routes  ?

Benzathine benzylpenicillin (rINN) is a form of penicillin also known as benzathine penicillin. It is slowly absorbed into the circulation, after intramuscular injection, and hydrolysed to benzylpenicillin in vivo. It is the drug-of-choice when prolonged low concentrations of benzylpenicillin are required and appropriate, allowing prolonged antibiotic action over 2–4 weeks after a single IM dose. It is marketed by Wyeth under the trade name Bicillin L-A.

Specific indications for benzathine penicillin include:[1]


  1. ^ Rossi S, editor, ed (2006). Australian Medicines Handbook. Adelaide: Australian Medicines Handbook. ISBN 0-9757919-2-3.  


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address