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ATC codes: J01CE08
EMLc
Indication
Bacterial infection of unspecified site ICD11 code: 1C81
INN
Benzathine benzylpenicillin
Medicine type
Chemical agent
Antibiotic groups
List type
Core
Formulations
Parenteral > General injections > IM: 900 mg in vial benzylpenicillin powder for injection (= 1.2 million IU) (EMLc) ; 1.44 g in vial benzylpenicillin powder for injection (= 2.4 million IU)
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Removed in 2017 (TRS 1006)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
As part of the comprehensive review of antibacterials undertaken by the Expert Committee in 2017, listing of benzathine benzylpenicillin was reviewed and specific indications for its use were recommended. Refer to the 2017 recommendation(s) for benzathine benzylpenicillin for more information.