What is penicillin G procaine?

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Penicillin G procaine is an antibiotic that is given by injection into a muscle. It is approved to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. It does not work to treat viral infections, such as the common cold. 2. Is penicillin G procaine approved for anthrax? Penicillin G procaine is approved to treat anthrax in all its forms (inhaled (lung), skin, stomach and intestinal). 3. Can medicines in the same class as penicillin G procaine (e.g., amoxicillin, or ampicillin) be used to prevent or treat anthrax? Another drug in the penicillin class carries a broad indication for illnesses caused by the anthrax organism (Bacillus anthracis). Because the most up-to-date information about appropriate dosing following exposure to anthrax is available for Cipro (ciprofloxacin), doxycycline, and penicillin G procaine, use of these three drugs has been recommended. Antibiotic therapy should only be started in the case of suspected or confirmed exposure to anthrax. Antibiotics ... more
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