Euquinine is by some preferred to quinine, but it is more expensive.
The first feature of the internal action of quinine is its intensely bitter taste.
As in the case of quinine, the administration of small doses of hydrobromic acid often relieve the milder symptoms.
Amongst other antipyretics, the most important are quinine, phenacetin and antifebrin.
Iron and quinine citrate is used as a bitter stomachic and tonic. In the blood citrates are oxidized into carbonates; they therefore act as remote alkalis, increasing the alkalinity of the blood and thereby the general rate of chemical change within the body.