Quinine

 
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Malaria

Quinine belongs to a class of drugs known as antimalarials.

Quinine is prescribed to kill the malaria parasites living inside red blood cells.

Quinine is not prescribed for the prevention of malaria.

Without a Script

Quinine is prescribed to treat malaria caused by mosquito bites in countries where malaria is common.

Dosage

Ask your pharmacist to tell you the correct dose of Quinine that suits you best.

Side Effects

Side effects may include:
- Yellow skin/eyes;
- Unusually dark urine;
- Unusual sweating;
- Trouble breathing;
- Tingling hands/feet;
- Temporary changes in color vision;
- Sudden sweating;
- Signs of severe liver problems;
- Signs of serious infection;
- Signs of a sudden loss of red blood cells called hemolytic anemia;
- Shaking;
- Severe weakness;
- Severe tiredness;
- Severe dizziness;
- Severe chills;
- Ringing in the ears;
- Rash;
- Rapid breathing at rest;
- Persistent sore throat;
- Persistent nausea/vomiting;
- Pale lips/nails/skin;
- Nausea;
- Mild headache;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Hunger;
- High fever;
- Flushing;
- Fast/irregular heartbeat;
- Fast heartbeat;
- Fainting;
- Easy bruising/bleeding;
- Dizziness;
- Decreased hearing;
- Chest pain;
- Change in the amount of urine;
- Brown urine;
- Blurred vision;
- Allergic reaction;
- Abdominal pain;

Brand Names

Other synonyms:
- Quinine SULFATE;

Contraindications

Quinine is contraindicated if you have:
- A certain eye nerve problem (optic neuritis);
- A certain nerve/muscle disease (myasthenia gravis);
- Allergic to Quinine;
- Allergic to quinidine or mefloquine;
- Any other allergies;
- Family/personal history of a certain enzyme problem (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency-G6PD);
- Hearing problems (such as ringing in the ears);
- Heart rhythm problems (such as atrial fibrillation/flutter);
- Kidney problems;
- Liver problems;
- Previous serious side effects with Quinine (such as blood problems);
Without Prescription (2017)