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Brand Names: Diquinol, Yodoxin

Generic Name: iodoquinol (Pronunciation: eye oh DOE quih nol)

What is iodoquinol (Diquinol, Yodoxin)?

Iodoquinol is an amebicidal drug. The exact way that iodoquinol works is not known.

Iodoquinol is used to treat intestinal infections caused by amoebae.

Iodoquinol may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of iodoquinol (Diquinol, Yodoxin)?

Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following uncommon but serious side effects:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • vision problems;
  • numbness or tingling; or
  • skin rash.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take iodoquinol and talk to your doctor if you experience

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about iodoquinol (Diquinol, Yodoxin)?

Use caution when driving or performing other hazardous activities until you know how this medication affects you. Iodoquinol may cause dizziness or visual disturbances. Report any vision changes to your doctor.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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