Drug Class: What is Quinine Sulfate and why is Quinine Sulfate prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Quinine Sulfate work?
Dosage: How should you take Quinine Sulfate?
Possible food and drug interactions with Quinine Sulfate
Special Information on Quinine Sulfate
Possible Quinine Sulfate Side effects
|Drug Class: What is Quinine Sulfate and why is Quinine Sulfate prescribed?|
Quinine Sulfate is used to treat an established malarial infection.
Quinine sulphate is also used to help minimize or eliminate painful muscle cramps, which may occur as a result of kidney failure and hemodialysis.
|Drug Mechanism: How does Quinine Sulfate work?|
| Quinine Sulfate belongs to a group of medications called the
antimalarials. Quinine Sulfate is used to
treat an established malarial infection.
Malaria is caused by an organism, which classed as a protozoa and is a parasite which is carried by mosquitoes. During a bite from a mosquito, the parasite passes into the body. Once inside, it lives and reproduces. This results in the infection known as malaria.
In the blood, malaria
|Dosage: How should you take Quinine Sulfate?|
| Quinine Sulfate Dosage For Adults:
300 mg to 600 mg given at night for nocturnal cramps. Quinine Sulfate treatment is discontinued after several cramp-free nights.
Quinine Sulfate doses for the treatment of Falciparum Malaria: A course usually lasts 7 days. Treatment is usually given orally.
Quinine Sulfate Dosage For Adults:
Quinine Sulfate Dosage For Children:
|Possible food and drug interactions with Quinine Sulfate|
| There is an increased risk of irregular heart beats with:
These should not be used together in combination.
The effects of digoxin, flecainide and cimetidine are increased by Quinine, possibly leading to toxicity.
There is an increased risk of fits if Quinine Sulfate is given together with mefloquine.
|Special Information on Quinine Sulfate|
| Most Important Fact about Quinine Sulfate: Take only the prescribed
amount of Quinine Sulphate. Take Quinine Sulphate doses
at regular spaced intervals and try not to miss any dose of
Quinine Sulfate precautions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding:
|Possible Quinine Sulfate Side effects|
| The following are some of the Quinine Sulfate side effects.
Because a side effect from Quinine Sulfate is stated here,
it does not mean that all people using Quinine Sulfate medicine
will experience that or any Quinine Sulfate side effect.
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