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Here comes the Answer 66th…Can quinine be used to abort?

Here comes the Answer 66th…Can quinine be used to abort?

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Let me start by saying that I cannot claim to be unaware of this issue of using Schweppes and Andrews liver salt either as a contraceptive or an abortificient, for while we were younger, I had people around me who sent me such errands during or after “baes” visit. I ran such errands for “bros” because I am sure that, in the presence of “bae”, “bros” go leave change for me. In my innocent mind, I thought it were for entertainment, do I really care,as long as there would something for guys.
Andrews Liver Salts is a laxative and antacid for mild stomach complaints. It is sold as a powder which is added to water and mixed, creating effervescence, before being swallowed. The powder contains sugar; two antacids, sodium bicarbonate and citric acid; and a laxative, magnesium sulphate. On the other hand, Schweppes contains
Water, sugar, lemon juice 2.6%, carbon dioxide,
acidifier: citric acid,
flavors: quinine max 85 MG/L,
preservative: potassium sorbate,
stabilizers: glycerol ester of wood resin,
antioxidant: ascorbic acid,
colorant Beta-Carotene.
Quinine is very effective in Malaria. Malaria infection during pregnancy can result in maternal anaemia, hypoglycaemia, pulmonary oedema,miscarriage e.t.c. For pregnant women living in endemic areas quinine plus
follow-on treatment with clindamycin may be given for treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in the first
trimester. Data regarding the use of artemisinin derivativesin the first trimester is at present limited; however, ACTs may be given if no other effective treatment is available. In the second or third trimester ACTs, artesunate, or quinine may be given, plus follow-on treatment with clindamycin
A course of treatment with quinine for falciparum malaria usually lasts 7 days and in uncomplicated infections treatment should preferably be given by the oral route. The usual oral dose is 600 mg of quinine salt given every 8 hours for 7 days. For children, a dose of 10 mg of quinine salt per kg body-weight given every 8 hours for 7 days is recommended.

PLEASE NOTE: Neither Schweppes nor Andrews liver salt is used either as a contraceptive or an abortificient 

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For more on this see

  1. martindale 36th edition,page 595-610
  2. medicine in pregnancy
  3. pupmed

8 comments

  1. if neither scheweppes nor Andrew liver salt could acts as contraceptive or abortificient why does it work for those that use it for that purpose.

  2. Drinking either Schweppes or Andrews liver salt or both,is not and has never been a contraceptive. Those that took it for that purpose and thought it worked were only lucky..it did not work,they were probably on their safe period. Research has shown this to be a complete fallacy and because we understand it does not work, that is why we are discussing it here.

  3. Rosecollette Obianuju

    OK, thanks for the clarification.

  4. To add to your comments, the problem with research on antimalarials is that most effects noticed in animal studies are not seen in humans. A case in point is quinine producing uterine contractions in animal studies but not noticed significantly in humans. Most companies based on this classify quinine in category X just to be on the safe side.

  5. That was a very good clarification from you peeay, I was wondering because even Medscape puts as X category, but WHO says it is safe…once again thank you.
    And to all the crews at futureRxdream, keep the good work coming, I wish the companies can sponsor things like this, rather than buying food and snacks for doctors and pharmacists to prescribe, stock or dispense their drug.

  6. Very engaging site..New week new knowledge, keep it up guys

  7. Thanks for the info cos I always thought before now that they work for people as arbotificients.

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