I was diagnosed with having Hep-C and wanted to know if drinking water with Quinine would have negative effects on my liver ?
It should not affect you liver
For future reference my friend:
Side Effects of Quinine Water
Side Effect: Skin Rashes
Though side effects from quinine water are unusual, people who are sensitive to quinine should avoid it, Side effects of quinine include itching of the skin and rashes.
Side Effects: Bleeding
A serious side effect of quinine is a blood dyscrasia or abnormality called thrombocytopenia. Thrombocytopenia is a decreased number of the platelets responsible for blood clotting. This can cause significant bruising and bleeding.
Side Effect: Cardiac
Cardiac side effects of quinine include chest pain, irregular heartbeat, rapid heart rate and faintness.
Side Effect : Allergic Reaction
A serious side effect of quinine is severe allergic reaction. Although rare, quinine can cause swelling of the mouth, face and throat, respiratory distress and seizure.
Contact your Doctor if you experience any of the side effects on this list.
I hope this information helps, just in case it is always good to be well informed.
Take care... from a caring individual
Quinine is a common cause of drug-induced thrombocytopenia and the most common cause of drug-induced thrombotic microangiopathy. Other quinine-induced systemic disorders have been described. To understand the complete clinical spectrum of adverse reactions to quinine we searched 11 databases for articles that provided sufficient data to allow evaluation of levels of evidence supporting a causal association with quinine. Three reviewers independently determined the levels of evidence, including both immune-mediated and toxic adverse reactions. The principal focus of this review was on acute, immune-mediated reactions. The source of quinine exposure, the involved organ systems, the severity of the adverse reactions, and patient outcomes were documented. One hundred-fourteen articles described 142 patients with definite or probable evidence for a causal association of quinine with acute, immune-mediated reactions. These reactions included chills, fever, hypotension, painful acral cyanosis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, acute kidney injury, rhabdomyolysis, liver toxicity, cardiac ischemia, respiratory failure, hypoglycemia, blindness, and toxic epidermal necrolysis. One hundred-two (72%) reactions were caused by quinine pills; 28 (20%) by quinine-containing beverages; 12 (8%) by five other types of exposures. Excluding 41 patients who had only dermatologic reactions, 92 (91%) of 101 patients had required hospitalization for severe illness; 30 required renal replacement therapy; three died. Quinine, even with only minute exposure from common beverages, can cause severe adverse reactions involving multiple organ systems. In patients with acute, multi-system disorders of unknown origin, an adverse reaction to quinine should be considered. see... also
Quinine-containing beverages may cause health problems.
- Quinine Information for Consumers
- Quinine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Quinine (detailed)
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