What is Quinine Sulphate?
Quinine Sulphate is a malaria drug. The active substance quinine kills malaria parasites in the red blood cells. The drug does not prevent a malaria infection, but treats an existing malaria attack. You can order Quinine Sulphate online through the pharmacies working together with Dokteronline.com.
What is this medication used for?
Quinine Sulphate is used against malaria tropica, one of the most common types of malaria. Malaria is caused by a parasite that enters the body through the bite of mosquitoes. Malaria parasites stay first in the liver, but introduce themselves at a later stage in the red blood cells, which break down as a result. This causes high fever, headaches, nausea, diarrhea and other flu symptoms. Quinine Sulphate kills the malaria parasite which stops the malaria attack. Quinine is not suitable to prevent malaria. The drug is only used to control an existing attack. Doctors often prescribe Quinine Sulphate in combination with another drug (often an antibiotic).
How to use Quinine Sulphate?
Take the tablets with or after a meal. This reduces the risk of gastrointestinal discomfort. Swallow the tablet whole with some water. Usually you have to take this medicine several times a day. Spread the moments of intake as much as possible over the day. Keep taking the medicine until you have been without a fever for seven days.
The partner pharmacies offer Quinine Sulphate online, amongst others in tablets of 200 mg. Unless a doctor prescribes otherwise, the usual dosage is as follows:
- Adults: 3 x 200mg tablets three times daily (= 1800 mg daily)).
- Children over 6 years. Three times daily 10 mg per kilogram of body weigh.
Read the instructions before use.
Medications can sometimes cause side effects, although not everyone is affected by this. The side effects that may occur with Quinine Sulphate include:
- Gastrointestinal complaints (stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea);
- Bitter taste in the mouth
- Complaints relating to the nervous system, such as trembling or shaking, tinnitus, hearing disorders, disturbances in vision;
- Cardiac arrhythmias.
If you suffer from severe side effects, please consult a doctor. You will find a complete list of possible side effects in the leaflet.
When is it best not to use this medication?
Quinine Sulphate is not a suitable medicine for everyone. Do not use this medication if you:
- are oversensitive to quinine or any of the excipients used;
- suffer from some form of enzyme deficiency (see package insert);
- suffer from optic neuritis or tinnitus;
- have Hemoglobin in the urine.
If you suffer from other health problems, such as epilepsy, liver problems, or a muscle disorder, talk to a doctor about using this medication. Quinine Sulphate interacts with other medications. Therefore, please always mention which other medications you are using in your order.
Pregnancy / Driving / alcohol
Do not take Quinine Sulphate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless a doctor decides otherwise.
The side effects of Quinine Sulphate can affect your ability to react. Do not participate in traffic if you suffer from symptoms such as trembling, dizziness or poor visibility.
Quinine Sulphate can be combined with alcohol.