Enteroquinol 250mg Tablet

Enteroquinol 250mg Tablet

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Introduction

Enteroquinol 250mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs known as intestinal amebicides. It is used to treat worm infections and infections of the intestine caused by an organism called amoeba (intestinal amebiasis). It works by killing the infection causing worms and thus treats your infection.

Enteroquinol 250mg Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.

Some people may experience a headache, nausea, vomiting, abnormal liver function tests and fever as the side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects do not resolve or persist for a longer duration. You may be monitored with blood tests and liver function tests throughout your treatment.

Uses of Enteroquinol Tablet

  • Worm infections
  • Intestinal amoebiasis

Benefits of Enteroquinol Tablet

In Worm infections

Enteroquinol 250mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine which helps treat parasitic worm infections. It works by killing the worms and stopping the further growth of parasites causing the infection. These killed worms are then passed out along with stools. This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all parasites are killed and do not become resistant. This medicine is generally safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding, but you should ask your doctor.

In Intestinal amoebiasis

Intestinal amoebiasis is a parasitic infection of the intestines that occurs mostly due to intake of contaminated food or water. The symptoms of amoebiasis include loose stools (diarrhea), stomach cramps and stomach pain. Enteroquinol 250mg Tablet helps to treat this infection by killing the infection causing parasites. It relieves these symptoms and also helps you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. You need to take this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

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Side effects of Enteroquinol Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Enteroquinol

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Fever
  • Hair loss
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vertigo

How to use Enteroquinol Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Enteroquinol 250mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Enteroquinol Tablet works

Quiniodochlor belongs to the class of drugs called as intestinal amoebicides. It exerts its action by directly killing the trophozoites (adult parasite) responsible for production of cysts (infective form of parasite).

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Enteroquinol 250mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Enteroquinol 250mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Enteroquinol 250mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

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It is not known whether Enteroquinol 250mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.

Kidney

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There is limited information available on the use of Enteroquinol 250mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Enteroquinol 250mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.