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Undesired Effects of Quinine

April 17th, 2008 · No Comments ·

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Quinine may be harmful if wrongly used and/or depending on the tolerability of the patient.

  • Certain patients may vomit after ingesting malaria tablets 

  • If accidentally injected in nerves, it can paralyze

  • It is extremely toxic in overdose

  • In the U.S. it is classified as a Category X teratogen by the Food and Drugs Adminsitration: It can cause birth defects if taken by pregnant woman

  • It can be itchy

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