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
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 1 1
Cramps 1 2
Cramps in legs 1 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
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
30 mg daily 1
16 tbs. twice daily 1
1other as needed 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 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
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: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
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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