GENERIC NAME: IODOQUINOL - ORAL (eye-OH-doe-KWIN-ol)
BRAND NAME(S): Yodoxin
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth after meals, usually 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. This medication is usually taken for 20 days.For children, the dosage is based on weight.Iodoquinol works best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals.Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection. Also, do not take this medication longer than prescribed. The risk of serious side effects may be increased.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or if it worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, or itching of the rectum may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: swelling of the neck (goiter), weakness, unsteadiness, agitation, muscle pain, eye pain, vision changes (e.g., vision loss), numbness/tingling of arms/legs.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat).A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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