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FDA Consumer Health Information: Using Malaria Medication For Leg Cramps Is Risky

Thursday, July 8, 2010 General News J E 4
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SILVER SPRING, Md., July 8 People who use the malaria drug Qualaquin to treat or prevent nighttime leg cramps may want to talk to their health care professional.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says they may be at risk for serious and life-threatening effects.

Read more about the dangers of using Qualaquin for the unapproved use of treating leg cramps at

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm217599.htm.

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FDA Consumer Updates may be posted and published elsewhere without permission. Please credit "FDA Consumer Health Information (www.fda.gov/consumer)" as the source. FDA values feedback on its consumer health information. Send questions, comments, or story ideas to: consumerinfo@fda.hhs.gov.

Media Contact: Jason Brodsky at 301-796-8234; jason.brodsky@fda.hhs.gov

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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