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What is quinine used for?
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Rheumatology 44 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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