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Di-iodohydroxyquin, also known as iodoquinol, is an antiprotozoal medication used to treat certain infections caused by protozoa, such as Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia. It belongs to the amebicides class of drugs.


Di-iodohydroxyquin is indicated for the treatment of intestinal amebiasis (caused by Entamoeba histolytica) and certain parasitic infections, including giardiasis.


The dosage of di-iodohydroxyquin may vary depending on the specific infection being treated. It is essential to follow the prescribed dosage and administration instructions provided by the healthcare professional.


Di-iodohydroxyquin is contraindicated in individuals with a known hypersensitivity to the drug. It should not be used in patients with optic neuropathy or other severe eye disorders.

Special Precautions

-Caution is advised in patients with a history of optic neuritis or peripheral neuropathy. -Regular eye examinations may be recommended during treatment to monitor for any signs of optic neuropathy. -Use with caution in individuals with hepatic impairment.

Side Effects

Common side effects of di-iodohydroxyquin may include: -Nausea -Vomiting -Metallic taste -Headache -Dizziness Serious side effects are rare but may include optic neuropathy or peripheral neuropathy. If any visual disturbances or neurological symptoms occur, the medication should be discontinued, and a healthcare professional should be consulted.

Drug Interactions

Di-iodohydroxyquin may interact with other medications. It is important to inform the healthcare provider about all prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as herbal supplements, being taken concurrently.

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