- Guide to PHARMACOLOGY
Synonyms: GNF-Pf-506 | Qualaquin® | Quinate® | quinine bisulphate | quinine sulfate
quinine is an approved drug (FDA (2005, as quinine sulfate, previous history unspecified))
Compound class: Natural product or derivative
Comment: First extracted from the bark of the cinchona tree and used as an antimalarial medicine, quinine has also been synthesized in the laboratory .
The Malaria tab on this ligand page provides additional curator comments of relevance to the Guide to MALARIA PHARMACOLOGY.
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|No information available.|
|Summary of Clinical Use|
|Used in the treatment of malaria and leg cramps, although the latter use is no longer recommended due to the risk of thrombocytopenia.|
|Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects|
|Believed to be toxic to the malarial parasite. Mechanism for easing leg cramps is undetermined.|
For extended ADME data see the following:
Electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC)