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Benzathine benzylpenicillin
Combination of
Benzylpenicillin Antibiotic
Benzathine
Identifiers
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]

References

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