What is Quinacrine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Mepacrine

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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 11 6
Allergic to sun 2 1
Sjogren's syndrome 2 2
Butterfly (malar) rash 1 0
Discoid lupus erythematosus 1 1

Show all 6 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quinacrine

Side effect Patients
Jaundice 2
Aquagenic pruritus 1
Exhaustion 1
Gallstones 1
Itching 1
Skin discoloration 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Quinacrine

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 1
100 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Quinacrine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 3
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Quinacrine

Duration

Currently taking Quinacrine

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Quinacrine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 0
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Quinacrine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 1
Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Quinacrine.