Q S 300 mg Tablet is an antiparasitic medication which treats malaria. It works by increasing the levels of haeme in the blood, a substance toxic to the malarial parasite. This kills the parasite and stops the infection from spreading.
Take this medication with meals to minimize chances of stomach upset.
Tell your doctor if you have any heart problems related to irregular rhythm of heartbeats or any liver or kidney disorder.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience unexplained bleeding or bruising as quinine may decrease platelet count in blood (thrombocytopenia).
You should regularly check the blood glucose levels during the treatment with quinine.
Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Do not take if allergic to quinine or any of its ingredients or mefloquine or quinidine.
Avoid if Patients have prolonged QT interval (disordered electrical activity of heart leading to heart disorders).
Avoid if Patients is suffering from glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (a hereditary disorder affecting red blood cells).
Do not take if suffering from myasthenia gravis (a rare disorder characterized by severe muscle weakness).
Avoid if Patients has optic neuritis (inflammation of the eye nerve causing visual disorders).
Do not take if Patients have history of blackwater fever (a complication of malaria), thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (a rare blood disorder) or thrombocytopenia (abnormally low number of platelets in blood).
Avoid if Patients is suffering from tinnitus (ringing in ears) or hematuria (blood in the urine).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Q S 300 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Q S 300 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Q S 300 mg Tablet may affect your vision and cause vertigo (dizziness or spinning sensation) which may affect your ability to drive.
Q S 300 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Q S 300 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Q S 300 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Q S 300 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No. Q s is not indicated for use in neurological conditions like restless leg syndrome. It is used in certain cases to prevent and treat night leg cramps
Q. Is quinine an alkaloid/ a stimulant/ a diuretic?
Quinine is an alkaloid obtained from bark of the cinchona tree. It is not a stimulant (i.e. does not stimulate the brain or any mental functions) or a diuretic (does not increase urine output)
Q. Can you take quinine with warfarin?
Taking warfarin with quinine may increase risk of unexplained bleeding or bruising as quinine may decrease platelet count in blood (thrombocytopenia). Please inform your doctor about all medications you are taking currently before starting quinine treatment