Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Bacterial skin infections, Skin fungal infections
Adult: Apply to affected area(s) 3-4 times daily.
Child: >12 years Same as adult dose.
Special Precautions
Patient with thyroid abnormalities. Children. Pregnancy and lactation. Prolonged use.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Hypersensitivity reactions, overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms (prolonged use).
Patient Counseling Information
Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid use with occlusive dressing. May cause discolouration of skin, hair and dyed fabrics.
Lab Interference
May interfere with thyroid function test. May give false-positive ferric chloride test for phenylketonuria.
Description: Diiodohydroxyquinoline is a halogenated 8-hydroxyquinoline, an amoebicide with antifungal and antibacterial properties. It chelates trace metals at bacterial surfaces, which are essential for bacterial growth. Synonym: iodoquinol.
Absorption: Absorbed systemically through the skin.
Chemical Structure

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Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Iodoquinol, CID=3728, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Iodoquinol (accessed on Jan. 21, 2020)

Store between 20-25°C.
MIMS Class
Topical Antibiotics / Topical Antifungals & Antiparasites
ATC Classification
G01AC01 - diiodohydroxyquinoline ; Belongs to the class of quinolone derivative antiinfectives. Used in the treatment of gynecological infections.
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