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Available by prescription only, quinine is approved for treating uncomplicated (or mild) malaria. It works by killing the parasite that causes this blood infection. The drug comes in capsule form and is taken every eight hours for seven days. The amount of your dosage will depend on whether you have kidney disease. Possible side effects include sweating, dizziness, and headaches.
What Is Quinine?Quinine sulfate (Qualaquin®) is a prescription medication licensed to treat uncomplicated (or mild) malaria.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, quinine can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
- Flushing, or a sudden redness and warmth of the skin
- Nausea and vomiting.