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Precautions and Warnings With Quinine

Who Should Not Take Quinine?

You should not take quinine if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Qualaquin, quinine, mefloquine, quinidine, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have a heart problem known as a prolonged QT interval or long QT syndrome.
     
  • Have a condition known as glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.
     
  • Have an autoimmune disease called myasthenia gravis.
     
  • Currently have optic neuritis.
     

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which quinine should not be taken, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings and precautions for quinine were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific safety issues that may apply to you.
 

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