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Ask Dr. Gott 9/29

Tonic water may be substitute for quinine tablets

    DEAR DR. GOTT: In your past columns, I have read where some of your readers have treated severe leg cramps with quinine sulfate. I used a quinine product by the trade name Q-Vel until it was taken off the market. Since then, I have used 250-milligram tablets of quinine sulfate by prescription from my family doctor to relive severe leg cramps. These leg cramps occur in my upper-thigh area after strenuous exercise or climbing on a ladder. I use the quinine tablets only prior to or immediately after exercising or climbing. I have been using quinine for over 30 years ...

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