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iodoquinol (Rx)Brand and Other Names:Yodoxin

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

tablets

  • 210mg
  • 650mg
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Intestinal Amebiasis

650 mg PO PC TID for 20 days

Other Indications & Uses

Entamoeba histolytica

Off-label: balantidiasis, Blastocystis hominis, Dientamoeba fragilis

Dosage Forms & Strengths

tablets

  • 210mg
  • 650mg
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Intestinal Amebiasis

30-40 mg/kg/day divided PO PC TID PO for 20 days; not to exceed 1.95 g/day 

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Interactions

Interaction Checker

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    Contraindicated

      Serious - Use Alternative

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Fever

            Chills

            Agitation

            Retrograde amnesia

            Headache

            Rash

            Urticaria

            Pruritus

            Thyroid gland enlargement

            Diarrhea

            Nausea

            Vomiting

            Stomach pain

            Abdominal cramps

            Peripheral neuropathy

            Weakness

            Optic neuritis

            Optic atrophy

            Visual impairment

            Itching of rectal area

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity to 8-hydroxyquinolones or iodoquinol

            Iodine sensitivity

            Cautions

            Thyroid dz

            Interferes w/ thyroid tests for up to 6 mth after discontiunation

            Do not repeat course before 2-3 wk

            Not effective in amebic hepatitis or liver abscess

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: C

            Lactation: unknown

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Absorption: poor & erratic

            Metabolism: hepatic

            Excretion: mostly feces; metabolites in urine

            Mechanism of Action

            Acts primarily in intestinal lumen

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            Tier Description
            1 This drug is available at the lowest co-pay. Most commonly, these are generic drugs.
            2 This drug is available at a middle level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "preferred" (on formulary) brand drugs.
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