What is Quinine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Qualaquin Chininsulfat

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Quinine is an antimalarial agent. It may be used for the prevention and treatment of nocturnal leg cramps.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stiffness/spasticity 33 9
Cramps in legs 27 9
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 8 2
Muscle cramps 8 4
Pain 8 1

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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 Percentage
Severe 3
Moderate 1
Mild 5
None 33

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quinine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Blurry vision 2
Ringing in ears (tinnitus) 2
Tinnitus 2
Headaches 1
Nausea 1
Pins and needles 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Quinine

Dosage Patients Percentage
30 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Quinine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 21
Doctor's advice 9
Did not seem to work 8
Side effects too severe 6
Course of treatment ended 4
Personal research 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Expense 3
See all 51 patients who've stopped taking Quinine

Duration

Currently taking Quinine

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Quinine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 34
Usually 6
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 35
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 5
$25-49 2
< $25 15
Not specified 19

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Quinine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Baclofen (Mylan-Baclofen) 1
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
Mexiletine (Mexitil) 1
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9 patient evaluations for Quinine

Aug 31, 2016 (Started Aug 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cramps)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 324 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Still terrific. No cramps. Free on NHS
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 16, 2015 (Started Aug 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cramps)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 324 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Still no cramps...
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 15, 2011 (Started Aug 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cramps)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 324 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Absolutely effective...
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 10, 2016 (Started Apr 12, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cramps)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 14, 2012 (Started Jan 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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