Iodoquinol Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Amebiasis

650 mg orally 3 times a day for 20 days. In moderate or severe cases of intestinal amebiasis or extraintestinal amebiasis, iodoquinol should follow therapy with metronidazole.

Usual Adult Dose for Dientamoeba fragilis

650 mg orally 3 times a day for 20 days. Follow-up stool examinations should be done 4 weeks after the start of therapy.

Usual Adult Dose for Balantidium coli

650 mg orally 3 times a day for 20 days. Iodoquinol is considered an alternative to tetracycline in the treatment of Balantidium coli infections.

Usual Adult Dose for Blastocystis hominis

650 mg orally 3 times a day for 20 days. Metronidazole, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and iodoquinol have been suggested as possible therapeutic choices in treating Blastocystis hominis.

Other Comments

Iodoquinol should be taken after meals.

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