Quinidine

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Quinidine Information



Quinidine Benefits & Uses

Quinidine is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Quinidine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Arrhythmia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 300 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 8 hourly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose for quinidine sulfate
Geriatric
  • Disease: Arrhythmia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 300 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 8 hourly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose for quinidine sulfate


Quinidine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Quinidine is used -

Moderate

  • Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  • Esophagitis
  • Rash

Mild

Quinidine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Quinidine safe for pregnant women?


    Quinidine shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Quinidine safe during breastfeeding?


    In the absence of any scientific study about the side effects of Quinidine in breastfeeding women, information on safety of Quinidine is unavailable.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Quinidine on the Kidneys?


    Quinidine has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Quinidine on the Liver?


    There is no research available on the side effects of Quinidine on the liver. Therefore, its impact is unknown.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Quinidine on the Heart?


    Quinidine may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Quinidine with Other Drugs

Quinidine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan
    Adefovir


    Quinidine Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Quinidine unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Quinidine

    • Is this Quinidine habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Quinidine is addictive.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Quinidine. So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Quinidine only on doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      There is no benefit of taking Quinidine for mental disorders.

      No

    Quinidine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Quinidine


      Some foods when eaten with Quinidine can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Quinidine


      No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Quinidine with alcohol will be.

      Unknown


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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Quinidex Extentabs (Quinidine sulphate)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 529



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