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is tonic water safe to drink during pregnancy? Alesia Nevada 3 posts
24th May '08

Ive been getting leg/hip spasms or cramps and my friend told me about "Tonic Water". Is this something that is safe to drink while in the third trimester of pregnance? If it is ok to drink, but in small amounts,why are other sites saying not to drink it and some saying its ok?
Help!!!

happy baby's mom 1 child; Ohio 19617 posts
24th May '08

i am a nurse and i dont even know what tonic water is lol

Heddur 52 kids; Saskatchewan 28827 posts
24th May '08

i would say no its not safe.

*****Chrissy***** 1 child; Florida 1212 posts
24th May '08

lol i know what ur talkin about but im not sure.

Alesia Nevada 3 posts
24th May '08

tonic water is usually found in the alcholol section of a grocery store, but doesnt contain alcholol. Its carbonated drink that contains Quinine. Tonic water is usually found near the club soda, ginger ale, etc.

PoopyPantsJones 3 kids; Dexter, Michigan 14493 posts
25th May '08

Tonic water has Quinine.

Alesia Nevada 3 posts
25th May '08

Thank you so much for the help...its very appreciated from all who replied. Is there any other remodies for leg/hip cramps? Ive tried the whole banana thing and that doesnt work out too well, I just puke them back up.

tysons momma :) 1 child; South Dakota 611 posts
25th May '08

The amount of quinine in tonic water is less than 100mg per litre of tonic water.
The amount of quinine in a quinine tablet is about 300mg and the dose for malaria is 600mg three times a day (1800mg daily for a average adult)



It is in Pregnancy Category D because in high doses it has been shown to cause foetal abnormalities, however, in food substances (such as tonic water) it is generally recognised as safe.

thats what i found..hope it helps!!

~Preggers~ Due December 16; 1 child; Iowa 1220 posts
25th May '08
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happy baby's mom 1 child; Ohio 19617 posts
25th May '08

why the hell would anyone want to drink water with quinine in it in the first place???? someone please enlighten me!!

HRKittredge 144 kids; Arizona 1334 posts
6th Jul '08
Quoting happy baby's mom:
I'm the Juggernaut Bitch! 1 child; Pennsylvania 7013 posts
7th Jul '08
Quoting happy baby's mom:
HRKittredge 144 kids; Arizona 1334 posts
7th Jul '08

Yeah, my husband hates it too, but I think it tastes great. Too bad I can't drink it anymore.

Fuzzy Tulip Due December 20; Texas 1 posts
10th Oct '11

Instead of using tonic water you can try the soap method. IT IS WORKING FOR ME!!! Get a bar of FRESH Ivory soap and place it unwrapped between your fitted sheet and your matress down by your feet. I was getting 9-10 BAD leg cramps a night and now I don't. The effect does wear off in a few weeks so be ready with a spare bar of soap when that one stops working. You can then use it for the shower. I have looked and looked for why this works and can't find any convincing reason but for most people it helps a lot! It sure won't hurt you. :D

Amanda Pacheco Due April 14; USA 1 posts
5th Dec '11

I am 21 weeks pregnant and have been having leg cramps, my doctor suggested I drink tonic water. I would think if it was harmful to me or my baby the doctor wouldn't of suggested it.