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If you have uncomplicated (or mild) malaria, a healthcare provider may prescribe quinine sulfate (Qualaquin®). This medication comes in the form of capsules and is usually taken three times a day for seven days. Dizziness, nausea, and headaches are some of the possible side effects of this drug.
 
It's important to review quinine's safety information with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. This drug may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical conditions (such as problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver) or if you are taking any other types of medicine (including nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements).
 
(For more information on this drug, click Quinine. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining how quinine works, what to expect while taking it, and how to ensure the effectiveness of each dose.)
 
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