Adults and adolescents over 12: The recommended dose of iodoquinol for adults and adolescents over 12 years is 650 mg 3 times daily for 20 days.
Children 6 to 12: For children 6 to 12 years of age, the recommended dose is 420 mg 3 times a day for 20 days.
Children under 6: For children under 6 years of age, the recommended dose is 40 mg per kilogram of body weight daily divided into 3 equal doses. The dose for this age group should not exceed 1,950 mg in a 24-hour period.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are
taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
Iodoquinol is taken after meals or with milk to prevent stomach upset. You should take it for the full period of time prescribed, even if you are feeling better. If you stop taking it earlier, reinfection may occur.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Iodoquinol must be taken regularly as prescribed so that levels of the medication in the intestine are always high enough to be effective.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make
up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from heat and direct light, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not store iodoquinol in the bathroom or near the kitchen sink, as moisture may cause the medication to break down.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.