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FDA Consumer Health Information: Using Malaria Medication For Leg Cramps Is Risky
Date:7/8/2010

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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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