Quinine Hcl 500mg/ml
1 ml ampoule; 10 ampoules/ tary*5/ box
What is quinine?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has banned the sale of all non-approved brands of quinine. Do not purchase quinine on the Internet or from vendors outside of the United States.
Quinine is used to treat uncomplicated malaria, a disease caused by parasites. Parasites that cause malaria typically enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.
Quinine will not treat severe forms of malaria, and it should not be taken to prevent malaria.
Some people have used quinine to treat leg cramps, but this is not an FDA-approved use. Using this medication improperly or without the advice of a doctor can result in serious side effects or death.
Quinine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use this medication if you have ever had an allergic reaction to quinine or similar medicines such as mefloquine or quinidine, or if you have:
- a heart rhythm disorder called Long QT syndrome;
- an enzyme deficiency called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G-6-PD);
- myasthenia gravis;
- optic neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve); or
- if you have taken quinine in the past and it caused a blood cell disorder, severe bleeding, or kidney problems.
To make sure quinine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- heart disease or a heart rhythm disorder;
- low levels of platelets in your blood;
- low potassium levels in your blood (hypokalemia); or
- liver or kidney disease.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether quinine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
Quinine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 16 years old.
How should I take quinine?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take quinine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take with food if quinine upsets your stomach.
Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may get better before your condition is completely cleared.
If you need surgery or medical tests, tell your caregivers ahead of time that you are using quinine. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 2 days of treatment, or if your symptoms return after you have finished the medicine.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.