Q Nine Tablet 10
Quinine is used to treat mild forms of malaria.
How does the drug work?
Quinine acts to kill the parasites by accumulating the toxic heme pigment in them.
What are the common side effect?
The side effects which occur commonly with quinine are a headache, changes in vision, ringing in the ears, stomach upset, dizziness and spinning sensation.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. How to reduce stomach upset with quinine? Take quinine with food to reduce stomach upset with the drug.
2. What to do if blood in urine occurs with the use of quinine? Stop taking the drug and immediately report to the doctor if there is blood in urine with the use of quinine.
3. Can I take aspirin with quinine? No. Do not take quinine and aspirin together as it increases the risk of bleeding and bruising.
4. Is quinine medication a preventive measure for malaria? No. Quinine does not prevent malaria but is a treatment for malaria.
5. Can a pregnant woman take quinine? No. Quinine is not safe for use during pregnancy. So, do not take the drug.