Rules For Taking Quinine Pills And What Are The Side Effects?

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Hello And good morning Mr / Mrs doctor, I am aris, here is my medical record. On 12-02-2019 I started to feel high heat and followed by a fever afterwards And on 16 to 21-02-2019 I was treated in a hospital and it was stated that I was suffering from db after my platelet blood test was down up to 86 but my condition improved And finally before I was allowed to go home from the hospital my platelets had gone up to 121. And the doctor at the hospital gave me a referral letter for a repeat blood test if it was hot and my fever still often recurred and it turned out I was affected malaria is also a step that I took was to buy quinine pill tablets (kinina sulphate) just in case And if it’s hot And my fever recurs I take paracetamol 500 mg only And the result is my body heat quickly goes down and returns to normal as usual, but hot and this fever always recur every day or every afternoon starting with a headache then the heat but not chills And starting last night I stopped taking paracetamol And I started taking quinine pills that I bought and the results are pretty good. What I’m asking is what is the correct dosage for taking this quinine pill? And how long do I have to take the quinine pill? Then what are the side effects of taking quinine pills and how to overcome them? Thank you for the information, Regards Aris

1 Answer:

Hello, Mr. Aris. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.

Quinine is a drug that can be used for the treatment of malaria. This drug works by killing the parasite Plasmodium that causes malaria in human red blood cells. Quinine is a drug that requires doctor's prescription and supervision in its use. We recommend that you consult directly with your doctor or internist regarding your health condition. Determination of quinine dose also needs to consider the patient's body weight. If the doctor who treats you later makes a diagnosis of malaria, the doctor will consider the clinical condition and the pattern of drug resistance where you are so that you may be given quinine or other more suitable antimalarial drugs.

It is not recommended to take quinine without doctor monitoring because this drug is contraindicated in patients with a history of certain diseases, such as G6 deficiency, kidney disease, and liver disease. In addition, quinine can also cause side effects that are not mild in some people, including cinchonism / quinism (abnormal conditions due to the use of quinine with excessive doses, symptoms of ringing in the ears, deafness, visual disturbances, headaches, nausea, vomiting), decreased levels blood sugar, and decreased blood pressure. Thus, consultation with and supervision by a doctor becomes very important in the use of quinine.

Thus information from us. May be useful.

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