1. What Tycil® is and what it is used for?
Tycil® belongs to the penicillin group of antibiotics. Tycil® is used to treat a range of bacterial infections. These may be infections of the chest (pneumonia), tonsils (tonsillitis), sinuses (sinusitis), urinary and genital tract, skin and fleshy tissues. Tycil® can also be used to prevent infection.
2. Before you take Tycil®
Tycil® is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to penicillins.
Take special care with Tycil®
In presence of gastrointestinal diseases such as diarrhoea and vomiting, absorption of oral preparation is doubtful. Like all broad-spectrum antibiotics, super infection may occur in association with Amoxicillin. In such cases treatment with Amoxicillin should be discontinued and appropriate therapy to combat super infection should be instituted
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Pregnancy and lactation: Amoxicillin has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA
Children: Amoxicillin is excreted into human milk in small amounts.
3. How to take Tycil®?
Adult dosage: Standard dosage: It is 250 mg three times daily, increasing up to 500 mg three times daily for more severe infections.
Severe or recurrent infection of the respiratory tract: A dosage of 3 g twice daily is recommended in appropriate cases. (Maximum recommended oral dosage is 6 g daily in divided doses).
Uncomplicated acute urinary tract infection: A single dose of 3 g.
Gonorrhea: A single dose of 3 g, often with 1 g probenecid in the treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhoea in areas where the pathogen is sensitive to Amoxicillin.
Prophylaxis of endocarditis in susceptible patients: A single dose of 3 g about 1 hour before procedures such as dental extraction.
4. Possible side effects
Side effects, as with other penicillins, are rare and usually of mild and transient in nature. Skin rashes may appear to some patients. This must be reported to the physician and treatment should be discontinued. Gastrointestinal complaints such as diarrhoea have occasionally been observed. These usually subside on continuation of therapy. Incidence of persistent diarrhoea should be reported to the physician.
5. How to store Tycil®?
Store in a cool and dry place, away from light. Keep out of reach of children.