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Quinidine : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Quinidine with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Quinidine is an antiarrhythmic, prescribed for abnormal heart rhythms. It is also used for malaria.

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Quinidine Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit Juice: Avoid grapefruit juice when you are on quinidine as it may increase the side effects of the drug by raising the concentration of the drug in blood.

High Salt Diet: Switching from a low salt diet to a high salt diet could possibly lower the amount of quinidine in the blood stream.

Quinidine Interactions with Alcohol

Dizziness can occur while taking alcohol with quinidine.
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How to Take the Medication -

Quinidine comes in the form of a tablet to take by mouth. The short acting formulation can be taken for 3-4 times in a day. The long acting formulation is usually taken by 2-3 times in a day. Follow the given instructions exactly. Do not stop taking medicine on your own even if you feel better.
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