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Benzylpenicillin


Synonym(s): Penicillin G, Penicillin G potassium, Benzylpenicillin potassium salt, Penicillin G sodium, Benzylpenicillin sodium salt

Introduction

Name

  • Benzylpenicillin sodium salt.
  • Benzylpenicillin potassium salt.

Class of drug

  • Penicillin antibiotic.

Description

Chemical name

  • Sodium;(2S,5R,6R)-3,3-dimethyl-7-oxo-6-[(2-phenylacetyl)amino]-4-thia-1-azabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane-2-carboxylate
  • Potassium;(2S,5R,6R)-3,3-dimethyl-7-oxo-6-[(2-phenylacetyl)amino]-4-thia-1-azabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane-2-carboxylate.

Molecular formula

  • Benzylpenicillin sodium: C16H17N2NaO4S.
  • Benzylpenicillin potassium: C16H17KN2O4S.

Molecular weight

  • Benzylpenicillin sodium: 356.37.
  • Benzylpenicillin potassium: 372.48.

Physical properties

  • Benzylpenicillin sodium: white/yellow crystalline powder with a slight odor.
  • Benzylpenicillin potassium: liquid.

Uses

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Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Withdrawal Periods

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Ramsey I (2014) BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. 8th edn. BSAVA, UK. ISBN: 9781905319657.
  • Plumb D C (2008) Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook. 6th edn. Blackwell Publishing, USA. pp 1120.

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