Cinkona INJ injection: Uses, side effects, dosage

Manufacturer: IPCA (Intima)

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Trade name: Cinkona INJ

Strength: 300 mg per ml

Type: injection

Active ingredient: Quinine

Category: Quinine is an antimalarial.

Pregnancy category: Quinine belongs to US FDA pregnancy category C (Risk cannot be ruled out).

Uses: Cinkona INJ injection is used to treat malaria.

How to use: Cinkona INJ injection is given at doctors office. Take this medication for full prescribed length of time. Stopping the medication early may result in return of the infection. Do not take heparin or warfarin along with quinine as these increase the risk of side effects such as bleeding.

Side Effects: Dizziness, flushing, headache, restlessness, confusion, nervousness, nausea, sweating, ringing in the ears

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Dosage: Usual adult dose for malaria (uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria): 648 mg orally three times daily for 7 days.

Written by: : healthplus24.com team

Date last updated: August 6th, 2016