In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|00695440 ||QUININE-ODAN 200MG CAPSULE|
|00695459 ||QUININE-ODAN 300MG CAPSULE|
|00695432 ||QUININE-ODAN 300MG TABLET|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Quinine belongs to the class of medications known as antimalarials. It is used along with one other medication (usually an antibiotic) to treat certain types of malaria.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
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How should I use this medication?
For treatment of malaria, the average recommended daily adult dose of quinine is 600 mg 3 times daily, taken after meals, for 3 to 7 days. Children's doses are calculated according to body weight.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose or dosing schedule different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each clear capsule imprinted "ODAN 200" contains quinine sulfate USP 200 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium lauryl sulfate, starch, stearic acid, and talc. Gluten-, lactose-, paraben-, sodium-, sulfite-, and tartrazine-free.
Each clear capsule imprinted "ODAN 300" contains quinine sulfate USP 300 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium lauryl sulfate, starch, stearic acid, and talc. Gluten-, lactose-, paraben-, sodium-, sulfite-, and tartrazine-free.
Each white, round, scored tablet, monogrammed "ODAN/300", contains quinine sulfate USP 300 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, gelatin, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, PEG 400, sodium lauryl sulfate, starch, stearic acid, and talc.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Quinine should not be taken by anyone who:
- is allergic to quinine or to any of the ingredients of the medication
- is pregnant (unless quinine is required to treat a severe, life-threatening malaria infection in the mother)
- has a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
- has a history of blackwater fever and thrombocytopenic purpura (purplish discoloration of skin)
- has low blood sugar
- has myasthenia gravis
- has optic neuritis
- has tinnitus (ringing in the ears)