Quinidine is an anti-arrhythmic which is used in the treatment of an irregular heartbeat. This type of medication should not be confused with Quininewhich has similar effects, but different medical uses.
Quinidine comes in the form of an oral tablet. It is available in regular tablets and extended-release tablets. It can also be taken through an injection which must be given by a medical professional.
Some of the common side effects associated with this type of medication include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, weak muscles and loss of appetite. If you are experiencing more severe side effects, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Occasionally, Quinidine will be prescribed in order to treat malaria . It may be used for other purposes as well, as determined by your doctor.