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Are quinine and quinidine the same drug?

Are quinine and quinidine the same drug?

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 stopped that. Quinidine is used for cardiac (heart) problems. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Gelfand
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Quinine (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can you easily overdose on quinine?

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

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Please describe the medication: quinine?

Please describe the medication: quinine?

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 more

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Where can you buy quinine?

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. ...Read more

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Is quinine water a medicine?

Is quinine water a medicine?

Tonic water?: Tonic water is water with minor amounts of quinine. The levels are too low to be considered medicinal. ...Read more

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Is quinine bad for your kidneys?

Is quinine bad for your kidneys?

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

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What effects does an overdose of quinine sulphate have on the body?

What effects does an overdose of quinine sulphate have on the body?

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 •diarrheadrowsiness •incoordination •breathing problems •dizziness •sweating •flushing (sudden redness and warmth of the skin) •ringing in the ears •hearing problems, including complete hearing lossvision problems, . ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Quinamm (Definition)

Quinamm is an anti-malaria agent which is a kind ...Read more


Dr. Carol Stauffer-munekata
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Quinidine (Definition)

Used in the 70 and 80 s caused proarrythmias ...Read more