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Qualaquin Dosage

If you are using Qualaquin to treat malaria, the typical recommended dosage is two capsules taken every eight hours for seven days. However, the amount of the dosage is lower for people who have kidney disease. Make sure to take this medicine with food to help avoid an upset stomach. Even if you feel better within a couple of days, make sure to finish your prescribed amount.

An Introduction to Dosing With Qualaquin

The dose of Qualaquin® (quinine sulfate) your healthcare provider recommends will depend on whether you have kidney disease. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

What Is the Qualaquin Dosage for Treating Malaria?

The standard dose of Qualaquin for treating malaria is 648 mg (two capsules) every eight hours for seven days.
In people with severe kidney disease, the standard amount is a one-time dose of 648 mg (two capsules), then 324 mg (one capsule) every 12 hours for seven days.

General Information on Taking Qualaquin

Some considerations for people taking Qualaquin include the following:
  • This medication comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth three times a day.
  • Qualaquin should be taken with food to reduce the chance that it will bother your stomach.
  • Try to take your doses about eight hours apart to keep an even level of the medication in your bloodstream.
  • Qualaquin is normally used in combination with one or more other medicines to treat malaria.
  • You should start to feel better within two days of beginning Qualaquin treatment. However, do not stop taking this medication just because you feel better. Take it for as long as your healthcare provider tells you to.
  • This medication is normally taken for seven days to completely clear a malaria infection.
  • This medication is not approved to treat or prevent nighttime leg cramps, and should not be used for this reason. Taking Qualaquin for nighttime leg cramps may lead to serious or life-threatening side effects.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Qualaquin Medication Information

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