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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
42 years experience Rheumatology
Quinine: Quinine is a drug developed from the South American cinchona tree. It is most widely used to treat malaria and babesiosis. In the US, it had been us ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Pharmacy: Quinine is only available by prescription in the U.S. You need a doctor's prescription for it. Then, you can take it to any pharmacy to get it fille ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Quinine: Quinine (originally derived from the cinchona tree) is still used sometimes as part of the treatment of certain forms of malaria. The earliest sympto ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
Malaria Mediation: Treats malaria. Quinine was the first effective treatment for malaria. Quinine should not be used to treat or prevent nighttime leg cramps. Quinine ha ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Harrington
15 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes in people at risk, quinine can cause kidney problems. Chronic high doses can decrease the flow through the kidneys and cause damage, which can be ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it cannot.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonic water?: Tonic water is water with minor amounts of quinine. The levels are too low to be considered medicinal.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
No: Quinine is used to treat malaria and we used to use it nocturnal leg cramps and was very effective until the fda using arcane political science stoppe ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
3-5 years: Tinctures can retain their potency for 3-5 years or more.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Quinine: Cinchonism, diarrhea, constipation, erectile dysfunction, changes in electrolytes & sugar & heart function.

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