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Quinine (Quinson) Summary

Description: An alkaloid derived from the bark of the cinchona tree. It is used as an antimalarial drug, and is the active ingredient in extracts of the cinchona that have been used for that purpose since before 1633. Quinine is also a mild antipyretic and analgesic and has been used in common cold preparations for that purpose. It was used commonly and as a bitter and flavoring agent, and is still useful for the treatment of babesiosis. Quinine is also useful in some muscular disorders, especially nocturnal leg cramps and myotonia congenita, because of its direct effects on muscle membrane and sodium channels. The mechanisms of its antimalarial effects are not well understood.

Also Known As: Quinson; Alphapharm Brand of Quinine Sulfate; Aventis Brand of Quinine Bisulfate; Biquinate; Fawns & McAllan Brand of Quinine Bisulfate Show All >>

Networked: 1918 relevant articles (183 outcomes, 231 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Quinine is Relevant

  1. Malaria : 69 outcomes 62 studies in 616 results
  2. Falciparum Malaria (Plasmodium falciparum Malaria) : 46 outcomes 61 studies in 373 results
  3. Infection : 17 outcomes 13 studies in 135 results
  4. Muscle Cramp (Cramp) : 12 outcomes 16 studies in 94 results
  5. Parasitemia : 12 outcomes 2 studies in 40 results
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Drugs Related to Quinine

  1. artesunate
  2. Chloroquine (Aralen)
  3. artemether
  4. Mefloquine (Lariam)
  5. artemisinine (artemisinin)
  6. sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (Fansidar)
  7. Quinine (Quinson)
  8. Tetracycline (Achromycin)
  9. Clindamycin (Cleocin)
  10. Amodiaquine (Camoquin)
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Therapies Related to Quinine

  1. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  3. Intramuscular Injections
  4. Intraventricular Infusions
  5. Retreatment
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