Sunderland Joint Formulary
NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

 
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10 Musculoskeletal and joint diseases
10-02-02 Nocturnal leg cramps

Quinine
Formulary

Tablets: 300mg

The MHRA advises:

  • Quinine should not be used routinely for nocturnal leg cramps
  • Only consider use when cramps cause regular disruption of sleep.
  • Trial for 4 weeks and discontinue if no benefit.
  • Reassess after 3 months. 

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