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How does quinine interact with other medications or foods?

Quinine can interact with astemizole, aurothioglucose, and dronedarone. If you take any of these medications, your doctor may need to adjust your dosages, or prescribe a medication other than quinine.

Quinine can also interact with asenapine, digoxin, droperidol, iloperidone, lapatinib, lumefantrine, mefloquine, methadone, pancuronium, ranolazine, and sunitinib. Generally, it is not recommended to take any of these medications with quinine, but your doctor may find that both are absolutely necessary. In such a case, your doctor may change the dosages of both medications to help them work together.

In addition, cyclosporine and rifapentine can increase some side effects when taken with quinine. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking, including prescription medicines, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements, to protect against the possibility of an interaction with quinine.

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