Quinidine is used to treat abnormal heart rhythms and malaria. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while on quinidine.
Quinidine is a prescription medication used to treat abnormal heart rhythms. It is also used to treat malaria. Quinidine belongs to a group of drugs called antiarrhythmics. These work by making your heart more resistant to abnormal activity.
This medication comes in tablet form and is taken up to 3 times a day. This medication comes in extended release tablet form and is taken up to 3 times a day. Do not crush or chew quinidine tablets. Tablets can be broken in half. This medication is also available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.
Common side effects of quinidine include diarrhea, lightheadedness, and headache. Quinidine can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how quinidine affects you.
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Uses of Quinidine
Quinidine is a prescription medication used to treat abnormal heart rhythms and malaria.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Quinidine Brand Names
Quinidine Drug Class
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