Penicillin G (IV)

Penicillin G (IV)



General Information

  •  Therapy of Streptococcal and other documented susceptible infections
  •  Neurosyphilis
  • Allergy/rash (immediate or delayed)
  • Seizures
  • Cytopenias
  • Eosinophilia
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Abnormal liver enzymes
  • Serum sickness
  • Syphilis treatment: Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction - an acute febrile reaction, often accompanied by headache, myalgia, and rash may occur with onset of treatment

Comes as potassium (formulary) or sodium (nonformulary) formulations. Monitor electrolytes as appropriate

Antimicrobial class: Penicillin

Pregnancy category: B

Average serum half life: 1 hour

Urine penetration: Therapeutic

Lung penetration: Therapeutic

CSF penetration: Moderate

Biliary penetration: Therapeutic