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On December 11, 2006, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the sale of all non-approved brands of quinine because of the risk of serious side effects or death.

Qualaquin is the only quinine brand approved by the FDA for treating malaria. Some people have used quinine to treat leg cramps and similar conditions, but this is not an FDA-approved use.

Quinine can cause serious or life-threatening side effects. You should get emergency medical help or call your doctor if you have any signs of an allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using quinine and call your doctor if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • Uneven heart rhythm
  • Weak pulse
  • Fainting
  • Pale or yellow skin
  • Dark colored urine
  • Urinating less than usual or not at all
  • Problems hearing
  • Vision problems
  • Shortness of breath
  • Excessive sweating
  • Abnormal bruising
  • Abnormal nose bleeds
  • Coughing up blood
  • Red or purple skin rash
  • Severe blistering, peeling of skin
  • Severe nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or diarrhea

Quinine has also been linked to the following:

  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Heart attack
  • Deafness
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Kidney/Renal failure
  • Seizures
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Liver failure
  • Death

Experienced Defective Drug Representation

The attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve if you have suffered an injury from taking quinine. We have handled many defective drug cases and we will provide you with highly aggressive representation in order to hold negligent drug manufacturers accountable for their actions.

Please contact our defective drug attorneys today to schedule your free initial consultation. Jacoby & Meyers has offices nationwide.