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Brand name: Cilicaine

Cilicaine is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) procaine benzylpenicillin (procaine penicillin). On this page you will find out more about Cilicaine, 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: procaine benzylpenicillin (procaine penicillin)

Information for medicine and pack size:
Cilicaine 1.5 g/3.4 mL injection suspension, 5 x 3.4 mL syringes

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.

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What this medicine is 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).

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A slightly viscous white suspension, free of excessive aeration. Odour faint and characteristic of penicillin.
Dosage Form Injection, suspension
Route of administration Intramuscular
Medicine schedule
5 X 1.5g: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5 X 1.5g (E): Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Syringe
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze,Refrigerate
Life time 15 Months
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.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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