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Brand name: Cilicaine TM

Active ingredients: procaine benzylpenicillin (procaine penicillin)

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 18 February 2002: Treatment of moderately severe infections due to penicillin sensitive organisms. Therapy should be guided by bacteriological studies, including sensitivity tests and also by clinical response. Infections which usually respond to adequate dosage are: Group A streptococcal infections including upper respiratory tract infections, skin and skin structure infections and scarlet fever; pneumococcal infections of the respiratory tract; susceptible staphylococcal infections, most gonococcal infections, syphilis, fusospirochaetosis (Vincent's gingivitis and pharyngitis). Procaine penicillin must be administered by the intramuscular route only (see DOSAGE and ADMINISTRATION).

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intramuscular
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Refrigerate
  • Lifetime is 15 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A slightly viscous white suspension, free of excessive aeration. Odour faint and characteristic of penicillin.

Do I need a prescription?

These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

  • 5 X 1.5g pack

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is Not Scheduled.

  • 5 X 1.5g (E) pack

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 September 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient procaine benzylpenicillin (procaine penicillin)

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

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Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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