Who should not take Quinine Sulfate?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • Severe Complication of Falciparum Malaria
  • low blood sugar
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • syndrome characterized by anemia and renal failure
  • decreased blood platelets
  • myasthenia gravis
  • nerve function blockage affecting normal muscle action
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • very rapid heartbeat - torsades de pointes
  • atrial fibrillation
  • atrial flutter
  • slow heartbeat
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • liver problems
  • severe liver disease
  • kidney disease with reduction in kidney function
  • Anemia from Pyruvate Kinase and G6PD Deficiencies


  • Quinidine-Quinine Analogues (Cinchona Alkaloids)

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