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Quiniodochlor is used orally as a luminal amoebicide (infection of gut by amoeba) whereas externally it is used for dermatophytosis, mycosis barbae (fungal infection), seborrhoeic dermatitis (inflammatory skin disorder affecting the scalp, face, and torso), infected eczema, furunculosis (the simultaneous or repeated occurrence of boils on the skin) and pityriasis versicolor (yeast infection of skin).  It is also used for monilial and trichomonas vaginitis (vaginal infection due to fungi).

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, Nausea, Allergic reaction, Itching, Diarrhoea, Goiter


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 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)