Also Known As: Diiodohydroxyquinoline, Yodoxin, iodoquinol, Diodoquin, Diquinol, Yodoquinol
Iodoquinol is poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and is amebicidal at the site of infection. It acts by chelating ferrous ions essential for metabolism.
In the United States this medicine is sold under the names Diquinol, Yodoquinol, and Yodoxin. Yodoxin is available in 210- and 650-mg oral tablet form.
Susceptibility of Dientamoeba fragilis has been measured.