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27 Jan 2009

Quinine
Goodday

I recently heard that Quinine has a negative effect on fertility, is this true? Reason being I drink alot of Tonic Water, and it contains Quinine, so I wanted to know if this will have an impact on my chances of conceiving?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear CDCM

It is true the Quinine is an abortifacient if given in high enough quantities. In general, the use of Quinine is as an anti-malaria drug. I’m not certain whether the quantities in tonic water are sufficient to cause fertility problems but I would certainly recommend that Quinine be avoided all together.

Answered by: Dr M.I. Cassim
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