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Generic Qualaquin

The malaria drug Qualaquin (quinine sulfate) is available in both brand-name and generic form. The generic capsules come in one strength (324 mg) and are considered equivalent to the brand-name medication.

Can I Buy Generic Qualaquin?

Qualaquin® (quinine sulfate) is a prescription medication licensed to treat uncomplicated (or mild) malaria. Brand-name Qualaquin is made by Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc., for AR Scientific, Inc. It is also available in generic form.

Availability of Generic Qualaquin

Generic Qualaquin is available in one strength -- Quinine sulfate 324 mg capsules. It is made by various manufacturers, such as:
  • Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc., the same company that makes brand-name Qualaquin
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.

The version made by Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc., is actually an “authorized generic,” meaning that it is the actual brand-name medication that is just packaged and sold under a generic name. It is exactly the same as Qualaquin in every way, except it comes in a bottle with a generic name.

Is Generic Quinine Sulfate as Good as Qualaquin?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. The generic Qualaquin versions currently available have an AB rating, meaning that they should be equivalent to Qualaquin. 

Qualaquin Medication Information

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