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Quinine Tonic Water
Yes: Could be bad for him because of drug interactions! ...Read more
Pt with ITP. I wasn't aware of quinine effect & drank 18oz of tonic water w/quinine today. Will this impact platelets? CBC count was at 100 last wk.
Different disease: ITP is different from quinine induced or other drug induced immune thrombocytopenia, first don't drink any more of the tonic water that has quinine, just observe yourself for any bruises, don't exert physical effort for now, call your doctor for reassurance, good luck ...Read more
Will tonic water (It has quinine) prevent malaria, Japanese encephalitis and dengue? I will be vacationing in an area where those diseases are endemic
Absolutely not: These mosquito borne diseases are all very serious, in fact potentially fatal. Avoiding the bug-bite is of paramount importance. Get some bug spray, socks, long pants, and netting if outdoors to avoid bites. There are anti-malarial medications available, and a Japanese encephalitis vaccine, but there is nothing so far for dengue. I highly recommend visiting a travel doc before going to these areas ...Read more
What do I do for estreme leg, feet and hand muscle cramps? Kept me up all night--still spasaming. Tried diazapam that I have for occasional cramping and drank some tonic water for the quinine and drank gator ade for the electrolights.
I : I agree with dr. Jaffery. Another consideration would be spinal cord irritation and a neurologic exam would be able to uncover that problem. Before you visit the neurologist make sure to differentiate between "spasms", cramps, and restless legs. Spasms respresent a painful and involuntary muscle contraction. It can not be released voluntarily. A muscle cramp is a sudden intermittent pain of a muscle that may involve involuntary contractions and can be associated with spasms. Restless legs refers to an uneasiness and restlessness in the legs when at rest. This most commonly occurs after going to bed but can be seen earlier in the evening (anticipation). Cramps can also be associated with arthritic conditions and cold exposure. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: Tonic water used to have quinine in it because quinine was used to help fight malaria. Now, in the us, tonic water has quinine flavoring but no real quinine. If you come across indian tonic water (which is sold in the india and the uk and is sometimes imported into the us), it is still made with quinine. Quinine has been associated with some kidney and heart problems in high doses. ...Read more
If I drink 10oz tonic water right after taking a Zofran pill, will it ruin the effectiveness of the Zofran?
Zofran ODT : You should take the zofran orally disintegrating tablet place on the tongue and swallow with saliva. Tonic contains quinine which a lot of people don't know. Since quinine albeit infinitesimally small in tonic it can interact with ondansetron I suggest you avoid the combo. Stay calm and avoid tonic. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver can I drink tonic water ? just 1 can per day I DONT DRINK ALCOHOL!!!!! NOT GIN & TONIC ONLY TONIC WATER
In moderation: Tonic water contains a little quinine. Quinine is a drug, used to treat malaria, and has some potential liver toxicity. However, the amount of quinine in most tonic water is usually quite low, although watch out for off-label tonic water. Weight loss is the best treatment for fatty liver. If tonic water in moderation is your worst "vice", you are probably ok. ...Read more
Taking daily moderate Verapamil dose for cluster headache prevention. If I accidentally drank 10oz tonic water 5min ago, what will happen to me?Scared
Drinking tonic water for the last week -12 oz a day, doctor told me that's the reason I have low platelets. Is it really truth?
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