QUALAQUIN- quinine sulfate capsule 
AR Scientific Inc.

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MEDICATION GUIDE

QUALAQUIN®
(kwol-a-kwin)

(Quinine sulfate) Capsules

Read the Medication Guide that comes with QUALAQUIN® before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. You and your healthcare provider should talk about QUALAQUIN® when you start taking it and at regular checkups. QUALAQUIN® is not approved for the treatment of night-time leg cramps.

What is the most important information I should know about QUALAQUIN®?

QUALAQUIN® used to treat or prevent leg cramps may cause serious side effects or even death.

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have:

  • easy bruising
  • severe nose bleed
  • blood in urine or stool
  • bleeding gums
  • appearance of unusual purple, brown or red spots on your skin (bleeding under your skin)
  • rash
  • hives
  • severe itching
  • severe flushing
  • swelling of your face
  • trouble breathing
  • chest pain
  • rapid heartbeat
  • irregular heart rhythm
  • weakness
  • sweating
  • nervousness

Taking QUALAQUIN® with some other medicines can increase the chance of serious side effects. Tell your healthcare provider if you take any other medicines.

Certain medicines can cause the blood levels of QUALAQUIN® to be too high or too low in your body. It is important for you to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

QUALAQUIN® and other medicines may affect each other causing serious side effects or death. Even medicines that you may take for a short period of time, such as antibiotics, can mix in your blood with QUALAQUIN® and cause serious side effects or death. Do not start taking a new medicine without telling your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

What is QUALAQUIN®?

QUALAQUIN® is a prescription medication used to treat malaria (uncomplicated) caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

QUALAQUIN® is Not approved to:

It is not known if QUALAQUIN® is safe and works in children younger than 16 years old.

Who should not take QUALAQUIN®?

Do not take QUALAQUIN® if you have:

What should I tell my healthcare provider before starting QUALAQUIN®?

Before you take QUALAQUIN®, tell your healthcare provider if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

How should I take QUALAQUIN®?

Call your healthcare provider right away if:

What are the possible side effects of QUALAQUIN®?

QUALAQUIN® may cause serious side effects.

Common side effects with QUALAQUIN® include:

  • headache
  • sweating
  • flushing
  • nausea
  • ringing in your ears
  • diarrhea
  • deafness
  • hearing loss
  • dizziness (vertigo)
  • blurred vision
  • changes in how you see color
  • vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • blindness

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all of the possible side effects of QUALAQUIN®. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store QUALAQUIN®?

Keep QUALAQUIN® and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General Information about QUALAQUIN®

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use QUALAQUIN® for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give QUALAQUIN® to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about QUALAQUIN®. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about QUALAQUIN® that is written for healthcare professionals.

For more information, go to www.QUALAQUIN.com or call 1-888-351-3786.

What are the ingredients in QUALAQUIN®?

Active Ingredients: Quinine Sulfate, USP
Inactive Ingredients: Corn starch, magnesium stearate, talc

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Manufactured for:
AR SCIENTIFIC, INC.
Philadelphia, PA 19124 USA
by:
MUTUAL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY, INC.
Philadelphia, PA 19124 USA

Rev 23, April 2013

Revised: 04/2013
 
AR Scientific Inc.