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Night Cramps with quinine used for treating malaria - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query
User :   doctor i am on a repeat prescription for quinine sulphate 300mg
User :   i have been reading about it
Doctor :  
User :   and what do you think is better for me quinine sulphate or quinine bisulphate
Doctor :  
i will help you in this
User :   ok
Doctor :  
the main ingredient that you need is quinine for treatment
User :   yes
Doctor :  
it comes in different formulations
User :   ok
Doctor :  
such as sulphate, bisulphate and hydrocloride
User :   ok
Doctor :   so what you have been prescribed is quinine sulphate
User :   yes
Doctor :  
so as long as you get the prescribed dose of 300 mg of quinine it should not mater what formulation it is
User :   but which is better in your opinion?
User :   sulphate or bisulphate
Doctor :  
you can take either of it
Doctor :  
both will work for treating malaria
User :   quinine helps with night cramps?
User :   that is why i take them
Doctor :  
quinine might cause night cramps during use
User :   but what if i get cramp in the day
Doctor :  
it is one one of the side effects of the drug
Doctor :  
in case it happens daily
User :   i suffer from cramp
Doctor :  
report back to your doctor
User :   so the doc put me on quinine
Doctor :  
it will be stopped for a few days untill
Doctor :  
cramps disaapear
User :   but they only last for the night dont they
Doctor :  
then restarted
Doctor :   usually a dose of 600 mg is given for night cramps

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