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Quinine (By mouth)

Quinine (KWYE-nine)

Treats malaria.

Brand Name(s):


There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

Do not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to quinine, mefloquine (Lariam®), or a heart medicine called quinidine (Quinaglute®, Quinidex®). Do not use this medicine if you have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, a prolonged QT interval (a heart rhythm problem), myasthenia gravis (severe muscle weakness), or optic neuritis (nerve swelling in the eye). Do not use this medicine if you had kidney, blood, or blood clotting disorders caused by quinine.

How to Use This Medicine:

Capsule, Tablet, Long Acting Tablet

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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