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Hydroxyquinolines

INFORMATION

Uses

Hydroxyquinolines is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.

How it works

Hydroxyquinoline belongs to the class of medications called as quinolines. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It maintains healthy acid pH level in the vagina and prevents bacterial growth.

Common side effects

Abdominal cramp, Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Swelling of mouth, Lip swelling, Shortness of breath, Flushing, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Decreased white blood cell count, Chills, Fever

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Expert advice

  • After each use, clean the vaginal applicator by flushing it several times with water.
  • If you use any vaginal pessary, tell your doctor what type of pessary you are using before starting hydroxyquinoline.
  • Seek medical attention if you experience severe vaginal irritation, burning, itching, unusual discharge, a fever, pain or cramps in your lower stomach.
  • If you are trying to become pregnant, do not use hydroxyquinoline within 6 hours before and after you have sexual intercourse.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to hydroxyquinoline or any of its ingredients.


Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)