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Quiniodochlor

Information

Uses

Quiniodochlor is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections and intestinal amoebiasis

How it 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).

Common side effects

Vomiting, Abnormal liver function tests, Headache, Fever, Dizziness, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Vertigo

Available Medicine

Expert advice

  • Tell your doctor if you have overactive thyroid or are iodine allergic
  • Do not take excess dose as it can cause subacute myelo-optic neuropathy (nerve damage and loss of eye sight). 
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not take if you are allergic to quiniodochlor or any of its ingredients.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)