Quinidine- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug Quinidine is Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Quinidine is used for
1. Suppression of supraventricular arrhythmias and ventricular arrhythmias
2. Maintenance of sinus rhythm after cardioversion of atrial
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms TABLETS
Contraindications1. Complete heart block
2. Myasthenia gravis
3. History of embolism
Precautions 1. Paral heart block
2. Extreme care in uncompensated heart failure
3. Myocarditis
4. Severe myocardial damage
5. Myasthenia gravis
6. Acute infections or fever
7. Pregnancy
8. Lactations
Adverse Effects 1. Hypersensitivity reactions
2. Nausea
3. Vomiting
4. Diarrhoea
5. Rashes
6. Anaphylaxis
7. Purpura
8. Pruritus
9. Urticaria
10. Cardiac effects
include myocardial depression
11. Heart failure
12. Ventricular arrhythmias and
Pregnancy Category C

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