Typical Dosages of Solciclina
Your dose of Solciclina will depend on how severe your infection is and what type of infection you have.
Doctors determine children's doses based on the type of infection and the child's weight.
Solciclina comes in both capsules and tablets. Adults should take tablets or capsules whole with a glass of water.
Children's Solciclina comes in chewable tablets and liquid form.
You can take Solciclina with or without food.
A common dose of Solciclina for an adult with a mild to moderate ear, nose, or throat infection is 500 mg every 12 hours or 250 mg every 8 hours until the prescription is finished.
For a more severe infection, a common dose of Solciclina is 875 mg every 12 hours or 500 mg every 8 hours.
A common dose of Solciclina for a child (older than 3 months) with a lower respiratory tract infection is 40 mg per kilogram (kg) of weight per day in divided doses every 8 hours.
Or, doctors sometimes want the child to take 45 mg per kg per day in divided doses every 12 hours.
Other information about Solciclina
- Solciclina is available in generic form and is available by prescription only.
- Brand names available in the US for Solciclina are Amoxil, Moxatag, and Larotid.
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Solciclina is sometimes used to get rid of Helicobacter pylori. This is an infection often found in people with stomach ulcers. If you are prescribed it for this reason, you will also be prescribed other medicines to take alongside it.
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop taking Solciclina and call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment:
- skin blisters or peeling
- difficulty swallowing or breathing
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, and eyes
- severe diarrhea (watery or bloody stools) that may occur with or without fever and stomach cramps (may occur up to 2 months or more after your treatment)
Solciclina may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
Dizziness occurs when you feel lightheaded, like you might faint, being unsteady, or experiencing a loss of balance or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room is spinning or moving).
Most causes of dizziness are not serious and either quickly get better on their own or are easily treated.
Tell your doctor all of the medications you are currently taking before they prescribe you Solciclina. To prevent dizziness, avoid drinking alcohol when on Solciclina.
Avoid driving until you know how Solciclina will affect you. If you get dizzy, sit down for a moment and see if it passes. Keep your head elevated with a pillow if you lie down.
Dizziness may be a symptom of anemia or an allergic reaction.
If dizziness is severe or combined with symptoms like shortness of breath or swelling of the lips, face, or tongue, a severe allergic reaction could be present. Seek immediate medical attention.
Q: Can Solciclina alter a child's behavior or mood?
A: Amoxil (Solciclina) is an antibiotic in the penicillin family of drugs. Solciclina is used to treat ear infections, pneumonia, and other bacterial infections. Mood or behavioral changes are very rare with Solciclina, but reversible hyperactivity, agitation, anxiety, insomnia, confusion, and other general behavioral changes have been reported. When these side effects occur in children the prescribing physician should be contacted. The most common side effects of Solciclina are nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with Solciclina. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance. Tell your health-care provider about any negative side effects from prescription drugs. You can also report them to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch or by calling 1-800-FDA-1088. Burton Dunaway, PharmD.
Solciclina and Alcohol
Drinking alcohol while taking Solciclina is generally considered safe, and it won't decrease the effectiveness of Solciclina.
However, taking antibiotics such as Solciclina may cause an upset stomach, and alcohol can make this and other side effects worse.
What is Solciclina?
Solciclina is a broad-spectrum penicillin antibiotic used to treat various infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria. Solciclina is sold per capsule or per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
NOTE: Solciclina is also available in a suspension as Solciclina Drops.
Q: What is Solciclina?
A: Amoxil (Solciclina) is a semi-synthetic antibiotic in the penicillin group of drugs. Amoxil acts by inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial cell walls of both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Solciclina is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection. The most common side effects reported with Amoxil use include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, and antibiotic-associated colitis. Amoxil should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria. Prescribing Amoxil in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection or a prophylactic indication is unlikely to provide benefit to the patient and increases the risk of the development of drug-resistant bacteria. Amoxil may be taken without regard to meals every 8 hours or every 12 hours, depending on the strength of the product prescribed. Serious, and occasionally fatal, hypersensitivity reactions (anaphylaxis) have been reported in patients receiving beta-lactam antibiotics. Although anaphylaxis is more frequent following parenteral therapy, it has occurred in patients on oral therapy. If an allergic reaction occurs, appropriate therapy should be instituted and Amoxil therapy discontinued.
Postmarketing or Other Experience
In addition to adverse events reported from clinical trials, the following events have been identified during postmarketing use of penicillins. Because they are reported voluntarily from a population of unknown size, estimates of frequency cannot be made. These events have been chosen for inclusion due to a combination of their seriousness, frequency of reporting, or potential causal connection to AMOXIL.
- Infections and Infestations: Mucocutaneous candidiasis.
- Gastrointestinal: Black hairy tongue, and hemorrhagic/pseudomembranous colitis. Onset of pseudomembranous colitis symptoms may occur during or after antibacterial treatment .
- Hypersensitivity Reactions: Anaphylaxis . Serum sickness-like reactions, erythematous maculopapular rashes, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, exfoliative dermatitis, toxic ep >Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Solciclina (Solciclina)
Some drugs may affect the way Solciclina works, and Solciclina may affect other drugs you are taking, causing problems.
It's very important to let your doctor know about all drugs you are taking, including any over-the-counter (OTC) vitamins, herbs, or supplements.
Solciclina may make certain types of birth control pills less effective.
Drugs known to interact with Solciclina include:
- A drug called allopurinol (Lopurin, Zyloprim), used to treat gout, high levels of uric acid in the body, and kidney stones
- Another drug used to treat gout, called probenecid (Benemid)
- Other antibiotics, including chloramphenicol, sulfonamides, macrolides, and tetracycline
If you are a diabetic and you test your urine for sugar, you should know that taking Solciclina can affect some urine tests. Ask your doctor about urine testing while on Solciclina.
On this page
- About Solciclina
- Key facts
- Who can and can't take Solciclina
- How and when to take it
- Side effects
- How to cope with side effects
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Cautions with other medicines
- Common questions
Q: Can Solciclina cause coughing?
A: Solciclina (Amoxil) is an antibiotic classified as a penicillin and fights bacteria in the body. Solciclina is indicated in the treatment of several different types of bacterial infections including ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea and E.coli or salmonella infections. Solciclina is also approved to treat stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections in combination with other medications, such as Biaxin (clarithromycin) and Prevacid (lansoprazole). According to the prescribing information available for Amoxil, the brand-name of Solciclina, cough was not a reported side effect associated with treatment. If you have been experiencing a bothersome cough, you may want to consult with your doctor to determine the underlying cause and possible treatment options. Some of the side effects possible with Solciclina treatment include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, vaginal itching or discharge, headache, swollen, black or "hairy" tongue or thrush (white patches inside the mouth and throat). Antibiotics, such as Solciclina, can cause diarrhea. This could be a side effect or it could indicate a new infection. If you experience diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, contact your doctor immediately and do not take any medication to stop the diarrhea unless otherwise instructed. Solciclina may be taken with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take Solciclina with food. Solciclina should be taken for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Although your symptoms may begin to resolve before the infection is completely treated, do not stop taking Solciclina until you are finished with the course of therapy. Solciclina will not treat a viral infection such as a cold or the flu. Beth Isaac, PharmD
What should I avoid while taking Solciclina?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop using Solciclina and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
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Common side effects of Solciclina include:
Serious side effects of Solciclina can also occur.
If you have any of these side effects, stop taking Solciclina and call your doctor right away:
- Severe rash
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Excessive tiredness
- Swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- A peeling or blistering rash
- Severe or bloody diarrhea
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
The name of your medicine is Solciclina Capsules. Solciclina Capsules are available only on prescription from your doctor.
What Solciclina capsules contain
Each capsule contains either 250 mg or 500 mg of Solciclina as Solciclina trihydrate. The capsules also contain the following inactive ingredients: magnesium stearate, maize starch, gelatin, erythrosin (E127), quinoline yellow (E104), titanium dioxide (E171), red iron oxide (E172).
What Solciclina capsules look like and contents of the pack
Solciclina Capsules are scarlet and ivory opaque hard gelatin capsules, each capsule is marked with the characters “AMOX 250” or “AMOX 500”.
Securitainers are available in pack sizes of 15, 18, 20, 21, 28, 30, 50, 100, 500 & 1000 capsules, the pack size of 1000 is available for the 250mg strength only.
Blister packs are available in pack sizes of 15, 18, 20, 21, 28, 30, 50, 100, 500 & 1000 capsules, the pack size of 1000 is available for the 250mg strength only.
The product is made by Athlone Laboratories Limited, Ballymurray, Co.Roscommon, Ireland. The product licence is also held by Athlone Laboratories Limited.
The Product is distributed by Kent Pharmaceuticals Limited, Repton Road, Measham, DE12 7DT, U.K.
PL 06453/0017 PL 06453/0018
Date of revision October 2011
Abnormal taste sense
Doctors know antibiotics like Solciclina can cause taste disturbances. Sometimes, a person may find foods taste metallic when they are taking Solciclina. One possible reason is the medication can affect how well the body absorbs the mineral zinc. A zinc deficiency can cause a bad or metallic taste in the mouth.
Other people may find they are more sensitive to extremely sweet or salty tastes when they are taking Solciclina. A person may also be dehydrated if they have a fever while they’re taking antibiotics. Dry mouth can affect a person’s taste sensations too.
Most of the time, these side effects go away when you stop taking Solciclina. Drinking more water to stay hydrated can help. If you’re having a hard time eating anything because of weird tastes, talk to your doctor.
What is Solciclina? How does it work (mechanism of action)?
Solciclina belongs to a class of antibiotics called penicillins. Other members of this class include
- ampicillin (Unasyn),
- piperacillin (Pipracil),
- ticarcillin (Ticar), and
- several others.
These antibiotics all have a similar mechanism of action. They do not directly kill bacteria, but they stop bacteria from multiplying by preventing bacteria from forming the walls that surround them. The walls are necessary to protect bacteria from their environment and to keep the contents of the bacterial cell together. Bacteria cannot survive without a cell wall. Solciclina is effective against many different bacteria including H. influenzae, N. gonorrhoea, E. coli, Pneumococci, Streptococci, and certain strains of Staphylococci.
The FDA approved Solciclina in December 1974.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
As with all medicines, some people may experience side effects with Solciclina
If you experience any of the following events STOP taking your medicine and tell your doctor or go to your nearest hospital immediately:
- Hypersensitivity or severe allergic reaction including swollen face or breathing problems. If these symptoms occur, STOP taking Solciclina right away and tell your doctor.
- Severe diarrhoea with bleeding
- Allergic skin reactions with itching e.g. hives, nettle rash, blistering or peeling of the skin. If you start to itch or get a rash, STOP taking Solciclina and tell your doctor immediately.
- Convulsions may occur in patients on high doses or with kidney problems
- Notice your urine becoming darker or your faeces becoming paler
- Notice your skin or the white of your eyes turning yellow (jaundice)
- Difficulty or discomfort in passing urine or having cloudy urine
The following symptoms are less serious but you may wish to discuss them with your doctor if they become troublesome or last a long time.
Common side effects of Solciclina (i.e. have been reported in more than 1 in 100 people taking it) include:
- Nausea (feeling sick) or diarrhoea
Uncommon side effects (i.e. have been reported in between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1,000 people taking Solciclina) include:
Very rare side effects (i.e. reported in less than 1 in 10,000 people) include:
- Thrush (a yeast infection of the vagina, mouth or skin folds). You can get treatment for thrush from your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tooth discolouration. The colour usually returns to normal with brushing.
- Blackening of the tongue
- Inflammation of the kidney
- Excessive body movements (hyperkinesia) or dizziness
- Reduction (reversible) in blood cell counts including anaemia (a reduction in the body s red blood cells or haemoglobin which may be characterised by feeling weak or light-headed) or a longer time taken for blood to clot. Tell your doctor that you are taking Solciclina if you are having blood tests.
- Crystalluria, forming of crystals in the urine
If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your doctor or pharmacist.
Q: How do you take Solciclina-potassium clavulanate?
A: Augmentin is an oral antibacterial combination consisting of the semisynthetic antibiotic Solciclina and the ?-lactamase inhibitor, clavulanate potassium (the potassium salt of clavulanic acid). Solciclina is an analog of ampicillin. Augmentin is generally well tolerated. The side effects reported with Augmentin use were mild and transient in nature and less than 3% of patients discontinued therapy because of drug-related side effects. The most common side effects with Augmentin use include diarrhea/loose stools, nausea, skin rashes and urticaria, vomiting, and vaginitis. The overall incidence of side effects, and in particular diarrhea, increased with the higher recommended dose. Other less frequently reported reactions include: Abdominal discomfort, flatulence, and headache. To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of Augmentin and other antibacterial drugs, Augmentin should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. The usual adult dose of Augmentin is one 500-mg tablet every 12 hours or one 250-mg tablet every 8 hours. For more severe infections and infections of the respiratory tract, the dose should be one 875-mg tablet of Augmentin every 12 hours or one 500-mg tablet of Augmentin every 8 hours. Augmentin may be taken without regard to meals; however, absorption of clavulanate potassium is enhanced when Augmentin is administered at the start of a meal. To minimize the potential for gastrointestinal intolerance, Augmentin should be taken at the start of a meal.