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Qst Syrup

Manufacturer: McW Healthcare
Medicine composition: Quinine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Qst Syrup helps in treating malaria, a disease which occurs as a result of mosquito bites. The disease occurs because of malaria parasites that enter the human body as a result of the mosquito bite. These parasites attack the liver and the red blood cells of the body. Qst Syrup is prescribed by doctors as it kills malaria parasites that invade the red blood cells. Thus, this medication is a part of a group of medications which are known as antimalarials. It effectively treats malaria, but does not prevent the onset of the disease. This drug should be taken as per the instructions given by a doctor. It is meant for oral consumption, and it is generally recommended that patients should take it along with food, so as to reduce the chances of a stomach upset. The drug is generally prescribed for about 3-7 days and should be taken after every 8 hours. Make sure that you do not stop the use of Qst Syrup in the mid half way. It is best that you finish the course of this medication in order to be fully cured of the infection. If you do not complete the prescribed course, it may complicate your condition further. The drug has a few side-effects that includes slight headache, nausea and dizziness, sweating, blurry vision, flushing. In case if any of these side effects continue for a long period of time or become increasingly severe, consult your doctor immediately.

  • Severe Diarrhea

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Severe Abdominal Pain

  • Blurred Vision

  • Ringing Or Buzzing In The Ears

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The time duration for which this syrup remains active in the body is subject to variations based on the patient's condition.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The time taken for Qst syrup to show its effect is not known. However, it is readily available when taken orally and reaches the peak levels within 1-4 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women are advised to consult doctor before using this syrup.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Qst Syrup , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    Take the missed dose only if you are late by less than four hours. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with Qst syrup is suspected.

Qst Syrup works by interfering with lysosomal functions and nucleic acid synthesis in the parasite cell present in human blood.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Ketoconazole

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require frequent monitoring while taking these medicines together. Any side effects experienced while taking these medicines should be reported to the doctor immediately.

    Amiodarone

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects on the heart is significantly high especially if there is an active illness. You doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.

    Pimozide

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects on the heart is significantly high especially if there is an active illness. You doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.

    Quinidine

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risk of adverse effects on the heart is significantly high especially if there is an active illness. You doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.

    Aminophylline

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require frequent monitoring while taking these medicines together. Any side effects experienced while taking these medicines should be reported to the doctor immediately.

    Atorvastatin

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring while using these medicines together. It is likely that the current medication may be substituted with suitable alternatives that do not interact.

    Ritonavir

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring while using these medicines together. It is likely that the current medication may be substituted with suitable alternatives that do not interact.

    Magnesium/Aluminum containing medicines

    Report the use of medicines containing aluminum/magnesium to the doctor before receiving this medicine. The risks of adverse effects are significantly high while using them together. Your doctor may devise a suitable dose plan with appropriate timings of uptake if these medicines are to be taken together.

    Sodium bicarbonate

    Report the use of sodium bicarbonate or any other urinary alkalizer to the doctor before receiving this medicine. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together.
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