Quinine is an antimalarial agent used in the prevention and treatment of malaria . Taken in capsule or tablet form, this form of medication will effectively eliminate symptoms associated with malaria .
Common side effects associated with this drug include stomach pain, vomiting, apprehension, dizziness, headache, sweating, confusion, restlessness and vomiting. If you experience some of the more severe side effects such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, vision problems or fever, contact your doctor or other medical professional as soon as possible.
Occasionally, doctors may prescribe Quinine to treat muscle spasms in the legs which occur at nighttime. Talk to your doctor about the possibilities of taking Quinine if you suffer from this condition. This type of medication may be prescribed for other purposes as well, as directed by your doctor.