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What should I avoid while taking quinine?

Quinine can impair your thinking and reaction times. Avoid driving, operating heavy machinery, or anything that requires alertness. You should also avoid taking quinine for anything other than treatment of malaria. Off-label uses are not recommended and could result in serious side effects.

The effects of quinine on a developing fetus or nursing child are not well known so talk to your doctor about becoming pregnant or breast-feeding while taking quinine.

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