Information about Quinidine
Quinidine is used in the treatment of Arrhythmia.
How Quinidine works
Quinidine is an anti-arrhythmic medication. It works by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart to correct irregular heartbeat to a normal rhythm.
Common side effects of Quinidine
Nausea, Vomiting, Ringing in ear, Abdominal pain, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Headache, Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level), Dysphoria (state of generalized dissatisfaction with life), Diarrhea, Visual impairment, Deafness
Expert advice for Quinidine
- It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform activities require mental focus until you know how it affects you.
- Do not start any medicine including prescription or over-the-counter medicines without informing your doctor, as they may alter Quinidine levels in your body.
- Your doctor may get blood tests done to check your sodium and potassium levels, kidney function, and lung function before starting treatment with this medicine.
- Your doctor may regularly monitor blood sugar level while taking this medicine.
- Inform your doctor if you experience slow or fast heart rate, chest pain, shortness of breath.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
- Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.