Quinine (Quinson)

An alkaloid derived from the bark of the cinchona tree. It is used as an antimalarial drug, and is the active ingredient in extracts of the cinchona that have been used for that purpose since before 1633. Quinine is also a mild antipyretic and analgesic and has been used in common cold preparations for that purpose. It was used commonly and as a bitter and flavoring agent, and is still useful for the treatment of babesiosis. Quinine is also useful in some muscular disorders, especially nocturnal leg cramps and myotonia congenita, because of its direct effects on muscle membrane and sodium channels. The mechanisms of its antimalarial effects are not well understood.
Also Known As:
Quinson; Alphapharm Brand of Quinine Sulfate; Aventis Brand of Quinine Bisulfate; Biquinate; Fawns & McAllan Brand of Quinine Bisulfate; Fawns & McAllan Brand of Quinine Sulfate; Foy Brand of Quinine Sulfate; Hoechst Brand of Quinine Sulfate; Innotech Brand of Quinine Hydrochloride; Lafran Brand of Quinine Hydrochloride; Legatrim; Myoquin; Odan Brand of Quinine Sulfate; Plough Brand of Quinine Sulfate; Prosana Brand of Quinine Bisulfate; Quinamm; Quinbisan; Quinbisul; Quindan; Quinimax; Quinine Bisulfate; Quinine Hydrochloride; Quinine Lafran; Quinine Sulfate; Quinine Sulphate; Quinine-Odan; Quinoctal; Quinsul; Strema; Surquina; Bisulfate, Quinine; Hydrochloride, Quinine; Sulfate, Quinine; Sulphate, Quinine; Cinchonan-9-ol, 6'-methoxy-, (8alpha,9R)-
Networked: 1918 relevant articles (183 outcomes, 231 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Drug Context: Research Results


1. White, Nicholas J: 27 articles (11/2014 - 03/2002)
2. White, N J: 13 articles (05/2012 - 08/2000)
3. Pradines, Bruno: 12 articles (01/2015 - 06/2009)
4. Day, Nicholas P J: 12 articles (11/2014 - 06/2006)
5. Rogier, Christophe: 10 articles (06/2014 - 03/2003)
6. Dondorp, Arjen M: 10 articles (02/2014 - 07/2007)
7. Looareesuwan, Sornchai: 10 articles (11/2006 - 03/2002)
8. Briolant, Sébastien: 9 articles (01/2015 - 06/2009)
9. Silamut, Kamolrat: 9 articles (01/2014 - 07/2003)
10. Adam, I: 9 articles (04/2009 - 12/2002)

Related Diseases

1. Malaria
2. Falciparum Malaria (Plasmodium falciparum Malaria)
3. Infection
4. Muscle Cramp (Cramp)
5. Parasitemia

Related Drugs and Biologics

1. artesunate
2. Chloroquine (Aralen)
3. artemether
4. Mefloquine (Lariam)
5. artemisinine (artemisinin)
6. sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (Fansidar)
7. Quinine (Quinson)
8. Tetracycline (Achromycin)
9. Clindamycin (Cleocin)
10. Amodiaquine (Camoquin)

Related Therapies and Procedures

1. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
3. Intramuscular Injections
4. Intraventricular Infusions
5. Retreatment