Benpen is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) benzylpenicillin. On this page you will find out more about Benpen, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: benzylpenicillin
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Benpen 600 mg powder for injection, 1 vial
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Benzylpenicillin is bactericidal and is active against most Gram-positive organisms. It is also active against spirochaetes such as Treponema pallidum. Benzylpenicillin may also be used for the prevention of bacterial endocarditis in dental and upper respiratory tract procedures and prevention of wound infections and sepsis in surgical procedures where the likely pathogens are streptococci.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||A fine white to off white homogenous powder|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
1: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light,Protect from Moisture|
|Life time||5 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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BenPen | myVMC
BenPen is an injectable form of the antibiotic penicillin. It is used to treat and prevent infections with bacteria including gonococci and meningococci.
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BenPen Powder for injection - myDr.com.au
BenPen Powder for injection - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website
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