What is Tonic Water with Quinine?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Tonic Water with Cranberry Juice

Tonic water (or Indian tonic water) is a carbonated soft drink flavored with quinine, which gives it a distinctively bitter taste.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle cramps 8 4
Muscle spasms 5 4
Cramps in calf muscles 3 1
Cramps in legs 2 1
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 1 1
Cramps 1 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tonic Water with Quinine

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tonic Water with Quinine

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 1
8 other daily 1
30 mg daily 1
16 tbs. twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Tonic Water with Quinine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 6
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Tonic Water with Quinine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Tonic Water with Quinine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 4
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 6
Not specified 5
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2 patient evaluations for Tonic Water with Quinine

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johannarothman
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johannarothman
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
PLS

See johannarothman's full Tonic Water with Quinine history

Sep 25, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle cramps)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 16 tbs. Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks
cpt_c_pike
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cpt_c_pike
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See cpt_c_pike's full Tonic Water with Quinine history

Nov 30, 2011 (Started Nov 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Cramps in calf muscles)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle cramps)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: surprisingly effective at 2 glasses a hour or so before bed found it quite nice with a touch of lime

  • 0 helpful marks
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