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who knows the side effects of taking quinine?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Quinine: Cinchonism, diarrhea, constipation, erectile dysfunction, changes in electrolytes & sugar & heart function.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How long does quinine tincture stay potent?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
3-5 years: Tinctures can retain their potency for 3-5 years or more.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Where can you buy quinine?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
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 filled. If they don't have it in stock, they can order it for you.
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Why are the doctors stopping prescriptions for quinine pills?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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The FDA removed it: Quinine was removed from the market several years ago by the fda because it was associated with prolonged q-t syndrome. This syndrome has been associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac death.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

Please describe the medication: quinine?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
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 has not been shown to be effective for this purpose, and may cause serious issues.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is quinine used for?

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Dr. Alvin Wells
Rheumatology 42 years experience
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 used for nocturnal leg cramps and as an antiarrhythmic medication. These indications are not often treated with the medication any longer. As a rheumatologist the drug is used in patients who cannot tolerate hydroxychloroquine.

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