quinidine (Discontinued Brands: Cardioquine, Cin-Quin, Duraquin, Quinidex, Quinora, Quinact)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Annette (Gbemudu) Ogbru, PharmD, MBA

    Dr. Gbemudu received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Nova Southeastern University, her PharmD degree from University of Maryland, and MBA degree from University of Baltimore. She completed a one year post-doctoral fellowship with Rutgers University and Bristol Myers Squibb.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is quinidine available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

Do I need a prescription for quinidine?

Yes

What are the uses for quinidine?

What are the side effects of quinidine?

The most common side effects are:

Other important side effects include:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Skin rash
  • Hearing changes (ringing or loss of hearing)
  • Vision changes (blurred or light sensitivity)
  • Unusual bleeding

If patients experience any of the above side effects, they should call their doctor immediately.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/16/2016

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