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In the U.S. -- Cardioquin Quinaglute Dura-tabs Quinidex Extentabs Quin-Release In Canada -- Apo-Quinidine Biquin Durules Cardioquin Novoquinidin Quinaglute Dura-tabs Quinate Quinidex Extentabs Antiarrhythmic antimalarial Description
Quinidine (KWIN-i-deen) is used to treat abnormal heart rhythms. It is also used to treat malaria.
Do not confuse this medicine with (quinine), which, although related, has different medical uses.
Quinidine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:
Oral Tablets (U.S. and Canada) Extended-release tablets (U.S. and Canada) Parenteral Injection (U.S. and Canada) Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For quinidine, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to quinidine or quinine. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Studies on effects in pregnancy have not been done in either humans or animals. However, quinidine has been used during pregnancy and, although serious side effects are uncommon, it has been shown to cause mild uterine contractions, premature labor, and blood problems in the neonate.
Quinidine passes into breast milk and, because of the potential for problems in the nursing infant, it is generally not recommended in mothers who are …