Brand names - Atabrine, Mepacrine.
Medication type - Antimalarial/Anti-infective.
Common side effects - Yellow color
of the skin and urine, stomach or abdominal cramps, loss of appetite,
dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, diarrhoea.
Rare side effects - There are no rare
side effects associated with this drug.
Serious side effects - Hallucinations;
mental or mood changes; irritability; nervousness; skin rash; reddening,
itching or peeling of skin; nightmares. Call your doctor immediately.
Other notes - This medication is best
taken after meals with a full glass of water, fruit juice, or tea,
unless your doctor instructs otherwise. Avoid all forms of alcohol,
including medications such as cough syrup. Do not take quinacrine
while pregnant; treatment should be delayed until after childbirth.
If you are planning to become pregnant, consult your physician.
Quinacrine passes into breast milk and may be harmful to the nursing
infant; caution is advised.