Quinine Base is a medication used for malaria & malaria-like parasitic disease known as babesiosis. It is highly effective against chloroquine resistant P.falciparum and can be administered by oral or intravenous routes. This compound has chemical formula C20H24N2O2 with molar mass of 324.42 g/mol. Quinine Base is a cinchona alkaloid which is extracted from the bark of cinchona tree. It also finds its application in the treatment of muscular disorders including nocturnal leg cramps.
Has melting point of 177 degree Celsius
Also added as flavoring agent in tonic water
Metabolized by CYP3A4 & CYP2C19 enzymes in liver