Quinidine / Quinidex

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Quinidine, also known as Quinidex, is an anti-arrhythmic drug. These types of drugs are used to control heart arrhythmias, which can cause the heart to beat too fast (tachycardia) or too slow (bradycardia). Anti-arrhythmic drugs are usually prescribed when other drugs such as beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers have not been effective in treating the arrhythmia.

Research shows that women taking quinidine may be at increased risk of developing torsades de pointes, a potentially lethal heart arrhythmia that can cause sudden death.

See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems after taking Quinidine. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.



See Also

  1. Heart Failure Drugs: Overview
  2. Arrhythmia: Overview
  3. Torsades de Pointes: Overview
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