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Why was quinine banned for use for leg cramping?

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  • A , Pharmacy, answered
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided that because leg cramping was more of an annoyance than a life-threatening illness - and that taking quinine for leg cramping could prove fatal - that the risk clearly outweighed the benefits. The FDA then banned quinine for any use except for malaria treatment.
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