Quinine/Aluminum and Magnesium Antacids Interactions
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Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Taking quinine with an antacid may prevent your body from absorbing quinine.Some vitamins may contain "hidden" antacids such as some forms of magnesium.
What might happen:
Your blood level of quinine may decrease and it may not work as well.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together.If you are taking quinine, talk to your healthcare professional about alternatives to your antacid.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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