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Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet is an antiparasitic medicine, used for the treatment of malaria. It may also be used to treat and prevent nighttime leg cramps. It works by killing the malaria causing parasite and stops the infection from spreading.

Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it with food to decrease the risk of stomach upset. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Take measures to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes like using insect repellent creams on parts of your body, not covered by clothing. Spray mosquito repellent to kill any mosquitoes that may have entered rooms in spite of screening. Wear light-colored and covered clothing when you are outside after sunset.

Some people may experience vomiting, deafness, headache, and dizziness as side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Inform your doctor if you ever had fits (seizures) or any problems with your kidney, heart or liver.

Inform your doctor if you have diabetes as it can lower the sugar levels in the blood. If you are diabetic, you should monitor your blood sugar regularly. It may cause blurring of vision. Therefore, regular eye examinations are recommended while on treatment with this medicine. When used long term, your doctor may monitor the amounts of the different types of blood cells in your blood regularly. Inform your doctor if you have unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, fever, or a general feeling of tiredness.

Uses of Quinoquin EC Tablet

Benefits of Quinoquin EC Tablet

In Malaria

Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet is an antimalarial medicine and is used alone or with other medications to treat malaria (a serious or life-threatening illness that is spread by a parasite that enters the human body by the bite of infected mosquitoes). However, this medicine should not be used to prevent malaria or to treat severe cases of malaria. Take it only as prescribed and refrain from taking any other medicines or antacids along with this medicine (unless advised by the doctor) as they may affect the absorption of this medicine. Do not use this medicine for treating any other condition without consulting your doctor.

Side effects of Quinoquin EC Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Quinoquin EC

  • Vomiting
  • Deafness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Ringing in ear
  • Diarrhea
  • Vertigo
  • Increased sweating

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
    Sip cold or iced drinks. Try cutting down on coffee, tea and alcohol. It might help to keep the room cool and use a fan. You could also spray cool water on your face. Wear layers of light clothing that you can easily take off if you overheat. Breathe deeply and try to relax. Have a lukewarm shower or bath instead of a hot one. Avoid smoking and cut down on alcohol. The flushing should go away after a few days. If it does not go away or causes problems, contact your doctor. There may be medicines that can help.
  • Coping with Blurred vision
    You can consider washing your eyes with water. Avoid driving or using tools or machines if your vision is impaired. Do not take your next dose if your vision is still blurry. If it gets worse or does not improve, ask your doctor to recommend eye drops or talk about changing your medications.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Abdominal pain
    In most cases, this is mild enough to be treated at home. Try to rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may also help. Having a warm bath or shower can help you relax and relieve the pain. Drink plenty of clear fluids such as water and reduce your intake of coffee, tea, lemon juice or soda. Avoid alcohol and smoking as these can aggravate the pain. Eating slowly and having smaller and more frequent meals can also help. If the pain is severe, speak to your doctor. They may be able to guide you better.
  • Coping with Ringing in ear
    Do not focus on the ringing sound as this can make it worse. Listening to soft music or other sounds can distract you from ringing in your ears. Try to relax and practice deep breathing or yoga for help. Try to find ways to improve your sleep such as sticking to a routine and sleeping with your head propped up in an elevated position. Cutting down on caffeine and alcohol consumption can also help. Smoking can make tinnitus worse, so if you are a smoker, try to quit. Avoid anxiety or stress, and take adequate rest. Use hearing protection if you are often exposed to loud noises and listen to music or television at a moderate level (not loud).
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Vertigo
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax, as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptom. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Increased sweating
    Try wearing loose, light-weighted, and breathable clothing. Use a strong antiperspirant and keep yourself cool with a fan. Changing your shoes and socks often might also help. Try cutting down on coffee, tea, and alcohol as they can increase your body temperature and promote sweating. Avoid spicy foods, this will help you deal with excessive sweating. If this does not help, talk to your doctor about other possible medications.

How to use Quinoquin EC Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Quinoquin EC Tablet works

Quinoquin EC 300mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet may affect your vision and cause vertigo (dizziness or spinning sensation) which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet helps in the treatment of malaria.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Taking too much of this medicine may lead to serious, irreversible side effects.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet affects you.
  • Have regular eye tests done while you are taking this medicine. Stop taking Quinoquin EC 300mg Tablet and immediately inform your doctor if you notice any changes in your vision.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or ringing in your ears.
  • It can cause lowering of blood sugar level. Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Cinchona alkaloid
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Quinoquin EC with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Who should not use Quinoquin EC?

Use of Quinoquin EC should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Quinoquin EC or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Quinoquin EC for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Quinoquin EC?

Before starting treatment with Quinoquin EC, inform your doctor if you have any other health conditions like kidney or heart-related problems. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Also, let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. Is Quinoquin EC safe?

Quinoquin EC is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Quinoquin EC?

If you forget a dose of Quinoquin EC, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Can I stop taking Quinoquin EC when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Quinoquin EC without consulting your doctor even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Therefore, for better and complete treatment, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration.

Q. How long does it take for malaria symptoms to show?

Symptoms of malaria can develop as quickly as 7 days after you are being bitten by an infected mosquito. Typically, the time between being infected and the appearance of symptoms (incubation period) is 7 to 18 days. However, in some cases it can take up to one year for the symptoms to develop. Initial symptoms of malaria are flu-like which include feeling hot and shivery, muscle pains, vomiting, headaches and diarrhea.

Q. How can you prevent yourself from getting malaria?

Malaria can be avoided by taking the right approach towards prevention. Avoid mosquito bites by covering your arms and legs, using mosquito net and insect repellent. Check with your doctor whether you need to take malaria prevention tablets. If you do, make sure you take the right antimalarial tablets at the right dose, and finish the proper course of treatment. Seek immediate medical advice from the doctor if you have malaria symptoms.

Q. Can I take Quinoquin EC if I have kidney disease?

Quinoquin EC should be used with caution in patients having an impaired kidney function. Do not self medicate and avoid its use. If the impairment is very severe then the use of this medicine should be avoided. Therefore, inform your doctor before taking Quinoquin EC.

Q. Can I take Quinoquin EC when I am pregnant?

No, the use of Quinoquin EC is not recommended during pregnancy as it may harm your unborn baby. Seek proper advice from your doctor on using this medicine, if you are pregnant.

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