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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent

Antiprotozoal agent: Amebicide

Chemical Name

8-Quinolinol, 5,7-diiodo-

Foreign Names

  • Diiodohydroxyquinolinum (Latin)
  • Diiodohydroxyquinolin (German)
  • Diiodohydroxyquinoléine (French)
  • Diiodohidroxiquinoleina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Ambizole (Diiodohydroxyquinoline and Metronidazole)
    Dosaco, Pakistan
  • Apquin
    Anglopak, Pakistan
  • Bioquin
    Specific, Pakistan
  • Diodoquin
    Pfizer, Venezuela
  • Direxiode
    Sanofi Aventis, Vietnam
  • Enteroquin
    ADCO, Egypt
  • Farmeban (Diiodohydroxyquinoline and Dimeticone)
    Farmasa Schwabe, Mexico
  • Flagenase (Diiodohydroxyquinoline and Metronidazole benzoate)
    Liomont, Mexico
  • Paramibe Comp (Diiodohydroxyquinoline and Metronidazole)
    Cid, Egypt
  • Vagicin (Diiodohydroxyquinoline and Nystatin, + Chloramphenicol)
    Charoen Bhaesaj Lab, Thailand
  • Yodoxin
    Glenwood, United States


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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