Quinine Sulphate: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT QUININE SULPHATE
QUININE SULPHATE uses
QUININE SULPHATE belongs to a class of anti-malarial drugs. QUININE SULPHATE is used to treat falciparum malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum (Malaria parasite). Additionally, used to treat night leg cramps.
• Shortness of breath
• Difficulty in swallowing
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUININE SULPHATE
• Do not self-medicate. It is advised to take QUININE SULPHATE as prescribed by your doctor. Please check the label for direction before using QUININE SULPHATE.
• Inform your doctor if you have or had enzyme deficiency, hypoprothrombinaemia (blood disorder) or heart problems.
• QUININE SULPHATE should be used with caution in patients with epilepsy, sinusitis, tuberculosis or leprosy due to its increased risk of worsening the patient’s condition. Please talk to your doctor before taking QUININE SULPHATE as he/she may adjust the dose or replace the dose with an alternative medicine.
• Check with your doctor before taking other medication like analgesics (for pain), antimalarial drugs (treat malaria), antipsychotic drugs (treat depressive illnesses), antihistamines (treat allergies) or antiarrhythmic drugs (treat heart conditions).
• Consult your doctor if you experience face swelling, decreased urine output, blurred vision, abdominal pain, ringing sensation in ears or hearing problem.
• Regularly monitor your blood sugar levels as taking QUININE SULPHATE can alter your blood sugar levels.
• Tell your doctor if you are allergic to QUININE SULPHATE.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does QUININE SULPHATE works? A. QUININE SULPHATE belongs to a class of anti-malarial drugs. QUININE SULPHATE works by killing the parasite or preventing the parasite to grow. Additionally, QUININE SULPHATE is used to treat night leg cramps and it works by ceasing or prolonging muscles to contract.
Q. What if I take more than the prescribed dose? A. If you take more than the prescribed dose, inform your family members/friends and call your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital. Take the medicine strip or bottle with you, even if it is empty or distorted. Do not panic if you experience abdominal pain, weakness, itching, confusion, rashes, dizziness or vomiting. Your doctors might ensure your symptoms to subside.
Q. Does QUININE SULPHATE completely cure leg cramps? A. QUININE SULPHATE reduce the severity of leg cramps but may not cure completely. However, some people may experience very serious side effects. Talk your doctor if your side effects persists while taking QUININE SULPHATE because he/she may adjust the dose or replace the dose with an alternative medicine.
Q. Does QUININE SULPHATE cause arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm)? A. Yes, QUININE SULPHATE is known to cause arrythmia in some patients and if you are already having the condition QUININE SULPHATE may worsen the condition as it may interfere with heart's electric system (send signals to heart chambers when to contract).
Q. Is QUININE SULPHATE safe? A. QUININE SULPHATE is safe when it is used as prescribed by your doctor.
Q. How to store QUININE SULPHATE? A. Do not store QUININE SULPHATE above 25°C. Keep QUININE SULPHATE out of the reach and sight of children. Please dispose the unused medicine as suggested by your pharmacist.