Quinine - can drinking lots of tonic water cause gout type symptoms?
Question posted by macuslee278 on 4 June 2011
Last updated on 1 July 2017 by Sk1t0bal
As for HFCS, is the product Tonic Zero (Schweppes) a solution to that problem?
Yes, I have gout and was drinking tonic water instead of soft drinks. My gout only got worse when I found out that tonic water is made with high fructous corn surup, which causes gout. Stay away from products containing HFCS.
Gout is not a known side effect of quinine so it would seem unlikely to be the cause.
Click on the links below for more information:
- Quinine uses and safety info
- Quinine information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Quinine (detailed)
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