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What is quinine?

Quinine, a prescription medication, is used in the treatment of malaria. Oftentimes, it is usually used in conjunction with other medications for treatment. Quinine should only be used as directed by your doctor. When used improperly, it's possible for this drug to cause serious adverse side effects, or possibly even death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the sale of any quinine brands that are not approved. Since 2006, Qualaquin is the only brand of quinine approved for sale by the FDA.

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