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Entroquine 125mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store below 30°C

Introduction

Entroquine 125mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs known as intestinal amebicides. It is used to treat worm infections and infections of the intestine caused by an organism called amoeba (intestinal amebiasis). It works by killing the infection causing worms and thus treats your infection.

Entroquine 125mg Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.

Some people may experience a headache, nausea, vomiting, abnormal liver function tests and fever as the side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects do not resolve or persist for a longer duration. You may be monitored with blood tests and liver function tests throughout your treatment.

Uses of Entroquine Tablet

  • Worm infections
  • Intestinal amoebiasis

Benefits of Entroquine Tablet

In Worm infections

Entroquine 125mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine which helps treat parasitic worm infections. It works by killing the worms and stopping the further growth of parasites causing the infection. These killed worms are then passed out along with stools. This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all parasites are killed and do not become resistant. This medicine is generally safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding, but you should ask your doctor.

In Intestinal amoebiasis

Intestinal amoebiasis is a parasitic infection of the intestines that occurs mostly due to intake of contaminated food or water. The symptoms of amoebiasis include loose stools (diarrhea), stomach cramps and stomach pain. Entroquine 125mg Tablet helps to treat this infection by killing the infection causing parasites. It relieves these symptoms and also helps you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

Side effects of Entroquine Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Entroquine

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Fever
  • Hair loss
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vertigo

How to use Entroquine Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Entroquine 125mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Entroquine Tablet works

Quiniodochlor belongs to the class of drugs called as intestinal amoebicides. It exerts its action by directly killing the trophozoites (adult parasite) responsible for production of cysts (infective form of parasite).

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Entroquine 125mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Entroquine 125mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Entroquine 125mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Entroquine 125mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Entroquine 125mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Entroquine 125mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Entroquine 125mg Tablet to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Swallow it whole with a full glass of water.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Entroquine 125mg Tablet.
  • Your doctor may monitor your blood counts and liver function before you start taking this medicine and regularly throughout your treatment.
  • Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of infection.
  • Do not skip doses and finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may increase your risk of further infection.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
8-Hydroxyquinolines
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Antiprotozoal agents

Patient concerns

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Can you suggest a medicine for normal intestinal worm infection
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Tab Bandy plus one tab at night and one tab after 15days
I was done vegatomy and pyloriplasty in 1993. This time my intestinal motility is very low. I daily take conitapride 1 mg thrice daily for increasing intestinal motolity and levosulpride 50 mg twice daily.but I frequently suffer from amoebiasis and gastric distress due to which I feel like hell. Can homoepathy relieve my problem of decreased intestinal motility and amoebiasis? My endoscopy was done which showed everything normal
Dr. Manju Singh
Homeopathy
Please share your symptoms in detail related to your disease.
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FAQs

Q. Is Entroquine 125mg Tablet effective?

Entroquine 125mg Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Entroquine 125mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Entroquine 125mg Tablet?

The use of Entroquine 125mg Tablet is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any other ingredients of this medicine, and if you are suffering from asthma. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions before taking the medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Entroquine 125mg Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Entroquine 125mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Entroquine 125mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Entroquine 125mg Tablet safe?

Entroquine 125mg Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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References

  1. MedIndia. Quiniodochlor. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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10, H.V.E.S, Building Complex, Kandaswamy Lane, Sultan Bazar Hyderabad-500029, Andhra Pradesh, India
Country of origin: India

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