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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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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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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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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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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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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. Stephen Scholand
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Quinamm (Definition)

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