Benzylpenicillin

Also known as: Penicillin G

Active ingredient description

Benzylpenicillin is a beta-lactam antibiotic. It is bacteriocidal by inhibiting bacterial cell wall biosynthesis. Penicillin resistance can be mediated by alteration of penicillin binding proteins or development of beta-lactamases.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Benzylpenicillin
J Antiinfectives for systemic use → J01 Antibacterials for systemic use → J01C Beta-lactam antibacterials, penicillins → J01CE Beta-lactamase sensitive penicillins
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Benzylpenicillin
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01A Antiinfectives → S01AA Antibiotics
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Medicines

Benzylpenicillin is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

Brazil

Australia

Tunisia

Brazil

Ireland

Finland

Hong Kong

Spain

Spain

South Africa

United States

Spain

Benzylpenicillin is also found within below combination drugs:

BICILLIN-3 , PENILENTE FORTE , PENKARON

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

Q42T66VG0C - PENICILLIN G

CAS registry number

61-33-6 - benzylpenicillin

69-57-8 - Benzylpenicillin

SNOMED-CT

323389000 - Benzylpenicillin (substance)