Brand & Generic Names
- Habit forming? No
- Prescription needed? Yes
- Available as generic? Yes
- Drug class: Antiprotozoal
Treatment for intestinal amebiasis and balantidiasis.
Dosage & Usage Information
How to take:
Tablets--Mix with applesauce or chocolate syrup if unable to
When to take:
Three times daily after meals for 20 days. Treatment may be
repeated after 2 to 3 weeks.
If you forget a dose:
Take as soon as you remember up to 2 hours
late. If more than 2 hours, wait for next scheduled dose (don't
double this dose).
What drug does:
Kills amoeba (microscopic parasites) in intestinal tract.
Time lapse before drug works:
May require full course of
treatment (20 days) to cure.
Don't take with:
Any other medicine without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.
> Prolonged dosing at high level may produce blurred vision,
muscle pain, eye pain, numbness and tingling in hands or feet.
> Single overdosage unlikely to threaten life.
WHAT TO DO:
If person takes much larger amount than prescribed, call doctor,
poison-control center or hospital emergency room for
Possible Adverse Reactions or Side Effects
In case of overdose, see Overdose section.
- Clumsiness, rash, hives,
itching, blurred vision,
numbness or tingling in
hands or feet, chills,
- Swelling of neck
- Dizziness, headache,
Warnings & Precautions
Don't take if:
You have kidney or liver disease.
Before you start, consult your doctor:
If you have optic atrophy thyroid disease.
Over age 60:
Adverse reactions and side effects may be more frequent and
severe than in younger persons.
No proven problems, but avoid if possible. Consult doctor.
No proven problems, but avoid if possible. Discontinue nursing
until you finish medicine. Consult doctor for advice on
maintaining milk supply.
Infants & children:
Not recommended. Safety and dosage has not been established.
Skin & sunlight:
No problems expected.
Driving, piloting or hazardous work:
No problems expected.
Don't discontinue without consulting doctor.
- Thyroid tests may be inaccurate for as long as 6 months after
discontinuing iodoquinol treatment.
- May interfere with the accuracy of some medical tests.
Possible Interaction with Other Drugs
Possible Interaction with Other Substances
||Taking with food may decrease
||gastrointestinal side effects.