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Why are the doctors stopping prescriptions for quinine pills?

Why are the doctors stopping prescriptions for quinine pills?

The FDA removed it: Quinine was removed from the market several years ago by the fda because it was associated with prolonged q-t syndrome. This syndrome has been associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac death. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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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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?

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 •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

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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

Dr. John Landi
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Quinamm (Definition)

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