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Dr. Jeffrey Gelfand
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Quinine (Overview)

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.


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Can you tell me what number of quinine sulphate should I be taking at one period of time?

Can you tell me what number of quinine sulphate should I be taking at one period of time?

Don't take it!: Quinine sulfate was removed from the market several years ago because of the potential of it causing life threatening cardiac rhythm disturbances. Go not take it. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Gelfand
84 Doctors shared insights

Quinine (Overview)

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.


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Can you easily overdose on quinine?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Can I use 2% hydro quinine during pregnancy for melasma. If not please suggest cream?

Can I use 2% hydro quinine during pregnancy for melasma. If not please suggest cream?

Avoid: I would not recommend it. A safer choice would be azeleic acid which is completely safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Abortion: can cytotec (misoprostol) combined with quinine be used?

Abortion: can cytotec (misoprostol) combined with quinine be used?

Cytotec (misoprostol) OK: Depending upon how far along your pregnancy is, cyto tec has been used successfully intravaginally and orally for pregnancy termination less than 14 weeks. ...Read more

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Is quinine safe and is it effective for muscle cramps?

Is quinine safe and is it effective for muscle cramps?

Safe: It's safe, but not so effective. Try stretching before bed and make sure you're well hydrated. ...Read more

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How long does quinine tincture stay potent?

How long does quinine tincture stay potent?

Tinctures: Generally speaking tinctures are usually preparations of medicaments in a high concentration of alcohol. If stored in air-tight, opaque containers in a cool, dark, dry place, tinctures can retain their potency for 3-5 years or more. You can verify the potency of your preparation by taking it to a lab for an analysis if it is aged. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is quinine used for?

What is quinine used for?

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. ...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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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?

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. ...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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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

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How long does quinine tincture stay potent?

Tinctures: Generally speaking tinctures are usually preparations of medicaments in a high concentration of alcohol. If stored in air-tight, opaque containers in a cool, dark, dry place, tinctures can retain their potency for 3-5 years or more. You can verify the potency of your preparation by taking it to a lab for an analysis if it is aged. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Quinine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Quinine overdose?

Quinine overdose: Quinine (Qualaquin) is an anti-parasitic medication used in the treatment of malaria. An overdose is when an excessive or dangerous amount of a medication or substance is used. ...Read more

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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
•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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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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Where can you get quinine other than tonic water at grocery?

Where can you get quinine other than tonic water at grocery?

Your doctor: Quinine is a drug available by prescription. It is present in tonic water in very small amounts. ...Read more

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If one is allergic to iodine, can also be allergic to quinine?

If one is allergic to iodine, can also be allergic to quinine?

Anything's possible: Yes. You can be allergic to many different chemicals including drugs. Does that mean you will be? Maybe but it's unpredictable. ...Read more

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My dad 63 is sleepless after taking quinine. Should he quit taking this medicine?

My dad 63 is sleepless after taking quinine. Should he quit taking this medicine?

Impossible to say: This is impossible to answer. Why is he taking quinine in the first place? Is it for restless legs? It was removed from the market in the U.S. Because of cardiac toxicity. ...Read more

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Could schweppes with quinine antidote my homeopathic drug? I only took a little of it

See details: Your question does not make sense. Resubmit it with more info, particularly the name of the homeopathic drug. ...Read more

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I have been using hydro quinine 4% for two weeks to treat dark circles. However, the circles appear worse after using the cream. Is this normal?

I have been using hydro quinine 4% for two weeks to treat dark circles. However, the circles appear worse after using the cream. Is this normal?

Maybe: The way that drug works is by inhibiting the cells that create pigment from making melanin. This might take different amounts of time in different people. It can cause a lot of skin irritation and if that does occur you should probably stop using till that irritation calms down. It might appear as a darkening with increased dryness and irritation. ...Read more

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Can I take amitriptyline and quinine?

Can I take amitriptyline and quinine?

See details: Quinine has been removed from the prescription shelves in the us. Do not use it. ...Read more

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