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Old 11-10-2005, 05:25 AM   #1
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Quinine and memory loss

Am not sure if there is a link between these, but a family member has recently been taking quinine for night leg cramps. This has led to an increase memory loss which is getting worse. I know that quinine can cause confusion as a very rare side effect, but does anyone know if memory loss is included in this? The person involved is 68 and female.

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Old 11-10-2005, 07:06 AM   #2
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Re: Quinine and memory loss

Well if its a rare side effect than it probably isnt happening now. But to be on the safe side I would get her off the quinine and see if her memory improves. I knew an elderly lady once and she had leg cramps at night, the doctor gave her quinine but I never saw an improvement and I knew her for some months, never saw any memory loss though. The problem with the elderly is they sometimes cant burn off meds because they have mild liver or kidney problems that arent picked up on. Or they have a lot of drug interactions that its difficult to figure out whats happening..

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