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Tilbroquinol

Uses|Precautions & Warnings|Side Effects|Interactions|Dosage

Uses

What is tilbroquinol used for?

Tilbroquinol (with tiliquinol) is commonly used in the treatment of amoebiasis, protozoal diseases, microbial infections, protozoal diseases, and other parasitic infestations.

How should I take tilbroquinol?

Take tilbroquinol exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on the product package.

Take tilbroquinol by mouth right before a meal, do not chew or break it, swallow the whole capsule. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

How do I store tilbroquinol?

Tilbroquinol should be stored at room temperature (<30°C) and be protected from light and moisture. For safety, keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Always check the label before using this product. Do not use if the printed expiration date has passed, the product seal has been broken, or the product has changed in color, odor, or consistency.

Do not dispose of this product by pouring it down the drain, toilet, or into the environment. Ask your pharmacist regarding the proper way and location of disposal.

Precautions & Warnings

What should I know before using tilbroquinol?

Several countries have recalled and banned the use of tilbroquinol because it has shown more risks and adverse effects than benefits to patients. There may be other recommended medications available to treat your condition.

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines upon the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of the active or inactive ingredients of tilbroquinol or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Side Effects

What side effects can occur from tilbroquinol?

Tilbroquinol may cause following side effects, such as:

  • Eye irritation
  • Respiratory irritation
  • Hepatotoxicity

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with tilbroquinol?

Tilbroquinol may interact with other medications. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and inform your doctor and pharmacist.

Do not use tilbroquinol with products containing hydroxyquinoline.

Does food or alcohol interact with tilbroquinol?

Tilbroquinol has no notable interactions with food. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this drug as it may increase the risk and severity of liver damage.

Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding food-drug interactions.

What health conditions may interact with tilbroquinol?

Tilbroquinol may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works.

Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding specific health conditions.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.

What is the dose of tilbroquinol for an adult?

The recommended dose is 2 capsules in the morning and 2 capsules in the evening.

Do not use tilbroquinol for more than 10 days.

What is the dose of tilbroquinol for a child?

The recommended dose for children has not been established. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist for any necessary dose adjustments or alternatives.

How is tilbroquinol available?

Tilbroquinol may be available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Capsule

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of medication, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sources

Tilbroquinol, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Tilbroquinol, Accessed Aug 24, 2020

Tilbroquinol, https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/tilbroquinol?mtype=generic, Accessed Aug 24, 2020

PHARMACEUTICALS: RESTRICTIONS IN USE AND AVAILABILITY, http://archives.who.int/tbs/qual/s2203e.pdf, Accessed Aug 24, 2020

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Written by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD Updated Dec 03, 2020
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