In the US, Quinine (quinine systemic) is a member of the drug class antimalarial quinolines and is used to treat Malaria, Myotonia Congenita and Nocturnal Leg Cramps.

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Therapeutic Categories

Antiprotozoal agent: Antimalarial


Chemical Names

(R)-[(5R,7S)-5-ethenyl-1-azabicyclo[2.2.2]octan-7-yl]-(6-methoxyquinolin-4-yl)methanol (IUPAC)

Cinchonan-9-ol, 6'-methoxy-, (8α,9R)-

Foreign Names

  • Chininum (Latin)
  • Chinin (German)
  • Quinine (French)

Generic Names

  • Quinine (OS: DCF, BAN)
  • Chininum (IS)
  • Chinina (PH: F.U. IX)
  • Quinine Dihydrochloride (OS: BANM)
  • Chinini dihydrochloridum (IS)
  • Chinindihydrochlorid (PH: ÖAB 2010)
  • Chininum dihydrochloricum (PH: ÖAB 2010)
  • Quinine Dihydrochloride (PH: BP 2011, NF XIII, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Quinini dihydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Quinine Ethylcarbonate (OS: JAN)
  • Chininum aethylocarbonicum (IS)
  • Euquinine (IS)
  • Quinine Ethyl Carbonate (PH: JP XV)
  • Quinine Hydrochloride (OS: BANM, JAN)
  • Chininhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Chinini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Quinine (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Quinine hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Quinine Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2011, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Quinine Hydrochloride Hydrate (PH: JP XV)
  • Quinini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Quinine Sulfate (OS: JAN, BANM)
  • Chinin hemisulfat-2-Wasser (IS)
  • Chinin sulfat-2-Wasser (IS)
  • Chininium sulfuricum (IS)
  • UNII-KF7Z0E0Q2B (IS)
  • Chinini sulfas (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Chininsulfat (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Quinine (sulfate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Quinine Sulfate (PH: USP 34)
  • Quinine sulfate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Quinine Sulfate Hydrate (PH: JP XV)
  • Quinine Sulphate (PH: BP 2011)
  • Quinini sulfas (PH: Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

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