Information about Quinine
Quinine is used in the treatment of malaria. It may also be used to treat and prevent night-time leg cramps.
How quinine works
Quinine 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.
Common side effects of quinine
Nausea, Abdominal pain, Blurred vision, Dizziness, Headache, Ringing in ear, Increased sweating, Vertigo, Vomiting, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Diarrhea, Deafness
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Expert advice for Quinine
- Quinine helps in the treatment of malaria.
- It may also be used to treat and prevent night-time leg cramps in adults.
- 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 Quinine affects you.
- Have regular eye tests done while you are taking this medicine. Stop taking Quinine 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.