About Careers MedBlog Contact us

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.


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.

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.
Quinidine for Medical Condition(s)
Drugs Search

    What's New on Medindia
    Diet and Oral Health: The Sugary Connection May Become Sour
    World AIDS Day 2022 - Equalize!
    Test Your Knowledge on Sugar Intake and Oral Health
    View all

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Color Blindness Calculator Diaphragmatic Hernia Sanatogen Noscaphene (Noscapine) Blood Donation - Recipients Blood Pressure Calculator Post-Nasal Drip The Essence of Yoga Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips
    open close