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Quinine is approved to treat uncomplicated (mild) malaria in people age 16 and older. It works by killing the parasite that causes this blood infection. This medication is not used to prevent malaria; it is only effective at treating this infection. Quinine is typically used in combination with other antimalarial medications.
An Overview of Uses for QuinineQuinine sulfate (Qualaquin®) is a prescription medication licensed to treat uncomplicated (mild) malaria.
- Plasmodium falciparum
- Plasmodium vivax
- Plasmodium ovale
- Plasmodium malariae.
- Kidney failure
- Mental confusion
- Severe anemia
- Fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema)
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
- Bleeding due to blood clotting problems