Indications for BICILLIN C-R 900/300:
Susceptible moderately severe infections including respiratory, skin and soft tissue, erysipelas, scarlet fever, otitis media.
Use other strengths.
Give by deep IM inj into upper, outer buttock (dorsogluteal) or ventrogluteal site; for younger children, midlateral thigh may be preferred. Group A strep: one inj of 900/300 once. Pneumococcal (except meningitis): one inj of 900/300 every 2–3 days until afebrile for 48hrs.
Not for IV use. Do not admix with other IV solutions. Reports of inadvertent IV administration has been associated with cardiorespiratory arrest and death.
BICILLIN C-R 900/300 Warnings/Precautions:
Not for IV use; do not inject into or near an artery or nerve. Risk of femoris necrosis and atrophy with IM injs into the anterolateral thigh; not recommended. History of cephalosporin or significant allergies. Asthma. Increased risk of methemoglobinemia in G6PD deficiency, congenital/idiopathic methemoglobinemia, cardiac or pulmonary compromise, infants <6mos; monitor and discontinue if occurs. Monitor renal and hematopoietic function in prolonged use. Discontinue if superinfection develops. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.
BICILLIN C-R 900/300 Classification:
BICILLIN C-R 900/300 Interactions:
Do not admix with other intravenous solutions. Antagonized by concomitant tetracycline; avoid. Potentiated by probenecid. Increased risk of methemoglobinemia with concomitant local anesthetics, acetaminophen, sulfonamides, nitrates, phenytoin, phenobarbital; see full labeling.
Rash, drug fever, serum sickness, anaphylaxis, blood dyscrasias, neuropathy, nephropathy, inj site reactions, methemoglobinemia, C. difficile-associated diarrhea.
C-R disposable syringe 600,000 units/mL (2mL)—10 (w. 1 inch or 1.25 inch needles); C-R 900/300 disposable syringe 1.2 million units (2mL)—10 (w. 1 inch needle)