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Generic: iodoquinol
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It is used to treat infections of amebas in the intestines
               



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What is this medicine?

IODOQUINOL is an amebicide. It is used to treat infections of amebas in the intestines.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • eye disorders
  • liver disease
  • thyroid disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to iodoquinol, iodine, chloroquine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take after meals. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • medications for thyroid problems

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Follow up with your doctor or health care professional as directed. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. You may need important blood work done.

Wash your hands, scrub your fingernails, and shower often. Every day, change and launder bedclothes, linens and undergarments. This will help other family members from getting infected.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • changes in vision
  • fever, chills
  • numbness, tingling
  • swelling on the throat

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • rectal itch
  • stomach cramps

               
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