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(also known as Tonic Water)
Quinine was previously superseded by chloroquine, but is now again the drug of choice for treatment of falciparum malaria because of the rise of chloroquine resistance. more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Fibromyalgia
4
100%
Malaria
3
100%
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
2
100%
Restless Legs Syndrome
2
50%
Back Pain
1
100%
Overall, 83% (18 Members) find Quinine helpful
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Quinine Reviews

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Working / Worked
This is the first med they put me on in 1984. When I started it it felt like such a relief. The pain and cramping were much less. Side effects are bad though... permanent hearing loss being the worst
Working / Worked
FOR LEG CRAMPS
Working / Worked
worked great for RLS but off the market now.
Working / Worked
worked great for RLS but off the market now.
Working / Worked
Reduces muscle spasms
Working / Worked
Helps with muscle spasms
Working / Worked
too soon to tell
Working / Worked
It seemed to work aw hell it did work, but now i'm hearing that they want to take quininine of the market.
Somewhat Helpful
stayed on it for 6 to 8 months then the dr changed me to requip, which worked much better
Not Working
Its the worst drug ever makes you manic physio social goes out the door.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Hand and Foot cramps driving me crazy!
    Just a note that tonic water has quinine in it, so it could be potential trouble, I think. I would check before using. Keeping Mestinon levels even... [More]
  2. Discussion: grapefruit juice and MG
    Quinine (which is in tonic water) definitely a no no and quinolone antibiotics for those of us with MG. As best I can understand quinine and grapefrui... [More]
  3. Discussion: Tamoxifen & leg cramps
    It has Quinine in it. I read that tonic water only has a small amount of Quinine in it and shouldnt work for leg cramps but it does. I will check on t... [More]
  4. Discussion: Not your normal cramp
    Quinine is good for cramps, you can get it from a bottle of tonic water, you know the mixer one for drinks. I hope you feel better soon, Susie x [More]
  5. Discussion: stinging and spatiscity
    Sorry - its the curse of having MS. Depending on how severe; stretching, the muscle relaxers, maybe drinking quinine tonic water. People say magnes... [More]