Quinin 300mg (Quinine Sulphate) is used to treat malarial infections.æ This it does by attacking and preventing the malarial parasites from multiplying and eliminating it once they enter the blood stream.æ It is useful especially in those areas where chloroquine resistance is present.æ This drug cannot be used as a preventative.æ It can be administered as monotherapy or in combination with other drugs.æ It is also helpful in treating night cramps which regularly disrupts sleep in the elderly.
Dosage and Administration
Quinin 300mg (Quinine Sulphate) has to be taken exactly how the doctor orders it.æ The tablets should be swallowed whole with water without crushing or chewing it.æ It is preferably taken with food to prevent an upset stomach.æ The entire dosage has to be completed as prescribed to prevent re-infection and your body becoming resistant to these medications.æ Dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the patient, the severity of the infection as well as the response to treatment.æ If you forget to take the dose, take it as soon as you remember and the next dose should be taken as usual.
The most common side effects associated with Quinin 300mg are:
- Allergic reactions like itchy skin
- Lips, face, tongue or throat swelling
- Easy bruising and bleeding
- Unusual sweating
- Buzzing in the ears and hearing problems
Less common side effects you may experience include:
- Aggravation of myasthenia gravis
- Kidney damage and water retention
- Muscle weakness
- Changes in heart rhythm.
Quinin 300mg (Quinine Sulphate) could cause decrease in platelets and heavy bleeding, therefore your doctor should know if there are unusual bleeding problems like blood in the urine.æ Hypersensitivity to quinine also has to be reported.æ If you have ringing in the ears or any problems with your eyes, the doctor has to be informed.
Before taking Quinin 300mg, you should advise your doctor if you have:
- Any kind of heart disease
- Suffer from G6PD deficiency
- Have had malaria for a while.
Drug Interactions withæQuinine Sulphate
Anticoagulants, barbituarates, amantadine, cimetidine are some of the drugs that could react with quinine sulphate, therefore the prescribing doctor should be informed about the medicines you are on to ensure there is no interaction.