Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Diquinol
  2. Yodoxin


Iodoquinol belongs to the group of medicines called antiprotozoals. These medicines are used to treat infections caused by protozoa (tiny, one-celled animals). Iodoquinol is used most often in the treatment of an intestinal infection called amebiasis. However, it may be used to treat other types of infection as determined by your doctor.

Iodoquinol is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, iodoquinol is used in certain patients with the following parasite infections:

  • Amebiasis, extraintestinal or invasive (amebiasis infection occurring outside the intestine)
  • Balantidiasis (an infection caused by protozoa)

For patients taking this medicine for extraintestinal or invasive amebiasis infection:

  • You should take iodoquinol along with metronidazole, which is another medicine that your doctor has prescribed, for treating your amebiasis infection.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet