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Quinine Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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
If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may administer activated charcoal to help reduce the amount of the medication that is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Treatment will also involve supportive care, which consists of treating symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. Supportive treatment options for a quinine overdose may include fluids through an intravenous (IV) line an. ...Read more
In 1971 daraprim (pyrimethamine) compound tab. (quinine dihydrochloride tab) was available in india. What's and alternative?
It is not available: It is available by the FDA for only malaria but we use dto use a lot of nocturnal leg cramps but it is not FDA approved for this now For leg cramps one can try magnesium under a physicians monitoring. It can cause diarrhea and may help leg cramps if that is what you are asking about. ...Read more
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
Effects of an overdose
people who take too much quinine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
•nausea and vomiting
•abdominal (stomach) pain
•flushing (sudden redness and warmth of the skin)
•ringing in the ears
•hearing problems, including complete hearing loss
•vision problems, . ...Read more
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: Never seen a report that they help. ...Read more
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
See details: Your question does not make sense. Resubmit it with more info, particularly the name of the homeopathic drug. ...Read more
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