What is hiconcil (amoxicillin trihydrate) used for?
Hiconcil is a penicillin antibiotic that fight bacteria. It is commonly used for treatment many different kinds of infection, such as:
- Respiratory infections including pneumonia, bronchitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, otitis media
- Genitourinary infections including cystitis, pyelonephritis, urethritis, gonorrhea
- Skin and soft tissue infections including pyoderma, erysipelas, lymphangitis, cellulitis.
It may be used for other infections, ask your doctor for more information.
How should I take hiconcil (amoxicillin trihydrate)?
Take this medicine at the same time each day. Some forms of amoxicillin may be taken with or without food.
Take amoxicillin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
How do I store hiconcil (amoxicillin trihydrate)?
Hiconcil is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store hiconcil in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of hiconcil that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush hiconcil down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using hiconcil (amoxicillin trihydrate)?
There is some important information that you may notice:
- Amoxicillin can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
- Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Amoxicillin will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
- Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking amoxicillin and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
- While using amoxicillin, you may need frequent blood tests. Your kidney and liver function may also need to be checked.
- If you are being treated for gonorrhea, your doctor may also have you tested for syphilis, another sexually transmitted disease.
- If you are taking amoxicillin with clarithromycin and/or lansoprazole to treat stomach ulcer, use all of your medications as directed. Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor’s advice.
- Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Amoxicillin will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.
- This medicine can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using amoxicillin.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.
What side effects can occur from hiconcil (amoxicillin trihydrate)?
Common side effects may include:
- Stomach pain
- Vaginal itching or discharge
- Swollen, black, or hairy tongue
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- Watery or bloody diarrhea
- Swollen gums
- Painful mouth sores
- Pain when swallowing
- Skin sores
- Cold or flu symptoms
- Trouble breathing
- Swollen glands
- Rash or itching
- Joint pain
- General ill feeling
- Pale or yellowed skin
- Yellowing of the eyes
- Dark colored urine
- Confusion or weakness
- Severe tingling
- Muscle weakness
- Easy bruising
- Unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum)
- Purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin
- Severe skin reaction
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to amoxicillin such as hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
What drugs may interact with hiconcil (amoxicillin trihydrate)?
Hiconcil may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
These products may interact with this drug, including:
- Ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen)
- Dicloxacillin (Dycill, Dynapen)
- Oxacillin (Bactocill)
- Penicillin (Beepen-VK, Ledercillin VK, Pen-V, Pen-Vee K, Pfizerpen, V-Cillin K, Veetids),
- Cephalosporins such as Omnicef, Cefzil, Ceftin, Keflex, and others
Does food or alcohol interact with hiconcil (amoxicillin trihydrate)?
Hiconcil may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with hiconcil (amoxicillin trihydrate)?
Hiconcil may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
To make sure amoxicillin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- Liver or kidney disease
- A history of diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics
- A bleeding or blood clotting disorder
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using hiconcil (amoxicillin trihydrate).
What is the dose of hiconcil (amoxicillin trihydrate) for an adult?
Adults and children more than 40 kg:
The recommended dose is 250 mg –500 mg three times per day. The latter dosage ranges for the more severe infections.
What is the dose of hiconcil (amoxicillin trihydrate) for a child?
Children from 12 years old (40kg)
The recommended dose is 525 mg –1,125 g.
Children from 7 years old (23kg)
The recommended dose is 375 mg –750 g.
Children from 1 years old (10kg)
The recommended dose is 187 mg –375 g.
How is hiconcil (amoxicillin trihydrate) available?
Hiconcil is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Capsules; Oral; Amoxicillin Trihydrate 250 mg
- Capsules; Oral; Amoxicillin Trihydrate 500 mg
- Powder for Suspension; Oral; Amoxicillin Trihydrate 125 mg / 5 ml
- Powder for Suspension; Oral; Amoxicillin Trihydrate 250 mg / 5 ml
- Powder for Suspension; Oral; Amoxicillin Trihydrate 500 mg / 5 ml
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of hiconcil, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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