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iodoquinol (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking iodoquinol (Diquinol, Yodoxin)?

Do not take iodoquinol without first talking to your doctor if you have

  • liver disease;
  • optic neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve) or other vision problems;
  • nerve problems (peripheral neuropathy, numbness or tingling); or
  • thyroid disease.

You may not be able to take iodoquinol, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during your therapy if you have any of the conditions listed above.

It is not known whether iodoquinol will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take iodoquinol without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known if iodoquinol will affect a nursing infant. Do not take iodoquinol without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take iodoquinol (Diquinol, Yodoxin)?

Take iodoquinol exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass of water.

Take iodoquinol after a meal.

It is important to take iodoquinol regularly to get the most benefit.

Store iodoquinol at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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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