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Quinidine Or Quinine
I have been drinking tonic water because I was told that quinine was good for treating inflammation in arthritis, is that true?
Antiarrythmic: Used in the 70 and 80 s caused proarrythmias and not used today. ...Read more
Quinine: Quinine (originally derived from the cinchona tree) is still used sometimes as part of the treatment of certain forms of malaria. The earliest symptoms are cinchonism with ringing in the ears and sometimes hearing difficulties and rashes. Very high doses of quinine can cause death usually because of cardiac toxicity. ...Read more
Quinine: Was originally derived from the bark of a certain tree. It is used some times in the treatment of certain kinds of malaria. It used to be used for leg cramps but potential side effects outweighed benefit. A small amount is found in tonic water but not enough to prevent or treat malaria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 permanent. Short term exposure especially at high doses can also cause damage, although this type of exposure is usually reversible. The risks and the benefits of this and any medication must be weighed. ...Read more
Quinine: Effects of an overdose people who take too much quinine may have overdose symptoms that could include: •headaches •nausea and vomiting •abdominal (stomach) pain •diarrhea •drowsiness •incoordination •breathing problems •dizziness •sweating •flushing (sudden redness and warmth of the skin) •ringing in the ears •hearing problems, including complete hearing loss •vision problems, . ...Read more
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