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Solcoseryl

Last updated on 02/08/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Calf blood derivatives

CHINESE NAME: 素高捷療

DRUG CLASS: Dental Preparations

SUB CLASS: Haemodialysates

USED FOR: Mouth ulcer 

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– (dental adhesive paste)
– (eye gel)
– (ointment)

What is Solcoseryl?

Solcoseryl is a brand of product that contains calf blood extracts as its active ingredient. Calf blood extracts can stimulate tissue repair and aid in the healing of lesions. It is used to speed up the healing of wounds on the skin, mouth, or cornea.

How to use it?

Solcoseryl is available as dental adhesive paste, eye gel and jelly/ointment. Wash your hands before and after applying Solcoseryl.

For skin wounds, apply jelly/ointment thinly to the wounded area 1-2 times daily, and cover with a dressing. Do not massage in. Continue using until fresh skin tissue forms.

For mouth ulcers, apply dental adhesive paste 2-3 times daily until the ulcer heals. Apply the paste after brushing your teeth. Avoid eating or drinking after applying the paste. 

For eye wounds, apply 1 drop to the conjunctival sac 3-4 times daily. Look down and gently close your eyes for one minute, while pressing gently with a clean finger at the corner of the eye near the nose. This prevents the gel from draining away from the eye. Do not touch the tip of the tube during administration. Close the tube immediately after administration. Do not use it longer than one month after opening the tube.

What are the side effects of Solcoseryl?

Common side effects of Solcoseryl include skin hypersensitivity.

Who should not take Solcoseryl?

– People allergic to Solcoseryl and any components in the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

– Applying the medication to the eye may cause blurred vision. If affected, do not drive or operate machinery.
– If you are taking drugs chronically that provokes mouth ulcers, such as aspirin, it is advised to consult your medical professionals.
– Mouth ulcer normally heals within 2 weeks without medications. If the ulcer does not heal after 2 weeks, please inform your doctor or pharmacist.
– Oral hygiene measures, such as brushing teeth and using mouthwashes, are important for healing, so do not avoid them even if you experience some mild pain.

Common dosing schedule:
Apply 2-3 times daily.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Solcoseryl may interact with:
Solcoseryl has no known interactions with common medications.

Where to buy Solcoseryl in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Solcoseryl is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Solcoseryl in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.