QUALAQUIN is a prescription medication that is used to treat malaria (a disease caused by parasites). Malaria is caused by parasites that usually enter the body through a mosquito bite. This condition is most common in Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. Do not use QUALAQUIN for other medical conditions unless your healthcare professional has advised you to. The content in this medication can cause serious side effects or even death if used out of its intended use.
Note: No medication is 100% effective in treating malaria. For best results, use QUALAQUIN as directed by your healthcare professional.
QUALAQUIN should be taken as it is prescribed by your healthcare professional. Each patient may require different dosages according to their condition. Do not take this medication in excessive amounts, or longer than recommended. Closely follow the directions on your prescription label. It is recommended to take QUALAQUIN with food to lessen the chances of upsetting your stomach.
Contact your healthcare professional if the symptoms of malaria do not improve after 2 days of taking QUALAQUIN, or if your symptoms reoccur after you have finished the medication.
QUALAQUIN (Quinine) may be used to treat conditions as determined by your doctor
Take QUALAQUIN for the full prescribed length of time. The symptoms may improve prior to the condition completely being treated. If you stop using the medication for any reason, talk to your healthcare professional about other treatment options.
Before taking QUALAQUIN, inform your healthcare professional of:
- any allergic reaction to chemicals contained in the medication (quinine sulfate, quinidine or mefloquine)
- any additional allergies
- your medical history, especially of previous serious side effects with quinine
- family/personal history of a certain enzyme problem
- an eye nerve problem (optic neuritis)
- hearing problems (ringing in the ears)
- any nerve/muscle disease
- heart rhythm problems
- liver problems
- kidney problems
- all the products you use, including prescription, nonprescription, and herbal products
QUALAQUIN is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it can harm an unborn baby. Consult your healthcare professional for more information. Additionally, this drug is unlikely to harm some nursing infants. Consult your healthcare professional as they may want to conduct tests on your infant for an enzyme deficiency before they approve breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using QUALAQUIN. You may need to stop using the medication for a short period of time. This medication can cause patients to have unusual results with some medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using QUALAQUIN.