What is Quinacrine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Quinacrine is a medication with several pharmaceutical properties and is used for a variety of conditions. It is used for malaria and tapeworm infections. It can also be used in different types of lupus, and to prevent pneuomothorax (build-up of air in the pleural cavity).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Systemic lupus erythematosus 6 4
Sjogren's syndrome 2 2
Discoid lupus erythematosus 1 1
Fibromyalgia 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quinacrine

Side effect Patients
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Exhaustion 1
gallstones 1
Yellow skin 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Quinacrine

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 3

Why patients stopped taking Quinacrine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 3
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Quinacrine

Duration

Currently taking Quinacrine

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

Stopped taking Quinacrine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 0
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Quinacrine.