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Depo - Pen

Long acting Penicill​in  

Each vial contains:
Benzathine Penicillin G  1,200,000     I.U.

Depo-Pen 1.2 M.I.U.: single packs of 1 vial + 5 ml water for injection.

 
Depo-Pen is intended for use in both children and adults only by intramuscular injection.
Streptococcal (group A) upper respiratory infections (for example pharyngitis):
Adult: a single injection of 1.200,000 I.U.
Older pediatric patients: a single injection of 900.000 I.U.
Syphilis:
Primary, secondary, and latent: 2,400,000 I.U. (single dose).
Late (tertiary and neuroayphilis): 2,400,000 I.U. (single dose) at 7 day-intervals for three doses.
Congenital syphilis:
Infants and children: 50,000 I.U/Kg, up to the adult dose, sea single injection. Prophylaxis of rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis:
Following an acute attack, Depo-Pen may be given in doses of 1.200,000 I.U. every 2 weeks in winter, every 3 weeks in summer.

 
Depo-Pen is indicated for therapy and prophylaxis of infections caused by highly penicillin-sensitive organisms. It is used as therapy in:

  • Upper respiratory tract infections.
  • Venereal infections: syphilis.
  • Prophylaxis of rheumatic fever and / or chorea: use of Benzathine penicillin has been proven effective in preventing recurrence of these conditions. It is used also as follow up prophylactic therapy for rheumatic heart disease and acute glomerulonephritis.

 

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