I get very bad mussel cramps & Quinine is the only thing that will keep them at bay. I take 300mg AM & PM. As long as I take that amount Dayle I don't have cramps at all.
Why can't My Dr. write a Rx for Quinine in the US? I have too get it out of Canada?
Added 12 Oct 2009:
He told me as of a year ago he was unable to write any more Rx for Quinine in the us??? He Faxes a prescription to a Pharmacy in Canada. It is very expensive to get it that way.
& takes a couple of weeks to receive> I am in great pain when I run out as I have now.
The information below will help explain this.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has banned the sale of all non-approved brands of quinine because of the risk of serious side effects or death. As of December 2006, Qualaquin is the only brand of quinine that is approved by the FDA.
Quinine can cause serious or life-threatening side effects, and is approved for use only in treating malaria. Some people have used quinine to treat leg cramps, but this is not an FDA-approved use. Do not use quinine to treat any medical condition if your doctor did not prescribe quinine for that condition. Do not purchase quinine on the Internet or from vendors outside of the United States. Using this medication improperly or without the advice of a doctor can result in serious side effects or death.
- Quinine Information for Consumers
- Quinine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Quinine (detailed)
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