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Quinine

Also known as Qm-260, Quinamm, and Qualaquin


Quinine (US pron.: /ˈkwaɪnaɪn/, UK /ˈkwɪniːn/ or /kwɪˈniːn/ KWIN-een) is a natural white crystalline alkaloid having antipyretic (fever-reducing), antimalarial, analgesic (painkilling), and anti-inflammatory properties and a bitter taste. It is a stereoisomer of quinidine which, unlike quinine, is an antiarrhythmic. Quinine contains two major fused-ring systems: the aromatic quinoline and the bicyclic quinuclidine.

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Estimated Total Cost: $170.52 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed quinine to treat leg cramps or spasms, viral hepatitis, peripheral arterial disease, and difficulty in swallowing.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking quinine most commonly experience side effects like diarrhea, fatigue, and palpitations.

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