Quiniodochlor

Description

Quiniodochlor is an anti-amoebic, antibacterial and antifungal agent used to treat a variety of infections caused by amoeba, bacteria, and fungi. The topical form of this medicine is used to treat skin infections caused by fungi.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Quiniodochlor

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Dry eye
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Hair loss

Uses of Quiniodochlor

What is it prescribed for?

  • Amoebic dysentry
  • Pityriasis versicolor
  • Eczema
  • Dermatophytosis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to quiniodochlor or any other inactive ingredient present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.
General warnings

Iodine allergy

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an iodine allergy due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Overactive thyroid

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an overactive thyroid due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

Oral: The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose. Topical forms: Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Oral: Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose. Topical form: An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, swallowing this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Oral: Take this medicine as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Topical forms: Apply a thin layer of cream to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
The oral form of this medicine kills the organisms responsible for causing diarrhea (trophozoites). The topical form of this medicine stops the growth of fungi by disrupting certain vital processes in the fungal cell.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antibacterial, Anti-amoebic, Topical antifungals

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Nopr.niscair.res.in. 2018 [cited 11 April 2018]. Available from:

http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/9580/1/IJPAP%2042%283%29%20162-166.pdf

Quiniodochlor: Mechanism, Indication, Contraindications, Dosing, Adverse Effect | Pediatric Oncall [Internet]. Pediatriconcall.com. 2018 [cited 11 April 2018]. Available from:

https://www.pediatriconcall.com/drugs/quiniodochlor/780

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Information on this page was last updated on 18 Apr 2018

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