PRESCRIBED FOR: Quinidine is an antiarrhythmic drug used in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms, such as: atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and ventricular arrhythmias such as paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia. Quinidine also is used to treat malaria.
SIDE EFFECTS: 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) or
- unusual bleeding.
If patients experience any of the above side effects, they should call their doctor immediately.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 200, 300, and 324 mg. Injections: 800 mg.
STORAGE: Quinidine should be stored at room temperature, 20 C - 25 C (68 F - 77 F). It should be dispensed in well-closed, light-resistant container.
- For adults, the dosage range for quinidine gluconate is from 648 to 2592 mg/day.
- For adults, the dosage range for quinidine sulfate is from 400 to 4000 mg/day.
- For adults, the dosage range for quinidine gluconate injection is 400 to 2400 mg/day.
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