Cinchonism in a patient taking quinine for leg cramps

Alex M. Barrocas, Tyler Cymet

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Quinine is often used as a treatment for benign nocturnal cramps. The use of Quinine remains controversial with conflicting studies regarding its efficacy. Quinine has a side effect profile that cannot be ignored. Cinchonism, or quinine toxicity, includes nausea, vomiting, and tinnitus. Many other side effects have been reported in the literature. A case report demonstrating the side effects of quinine is presented. We briefly review the literature on quinine and alternative medications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-163
Number of pages2
JournalComprehensive therapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

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