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Generic Name: quinidine

Brand Names: Quin-G, Quinidine Sulfate Dihydrate, Cardioquin, Quinora, Quinaglute Dura-Tabs, Quin-Release, Quinidine Gluconate Er, Quinidex Extentabs, Quinidine Sulfate, Quinidine Sulfate Er

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  • In many antiarrhythmic drug trials for non-life-threatening arrhythmias, active antiarrhythmic drug therapy was associated with increased mortality.
  • Risk associated with antiarrhythmic drug therapy probably is greatest in patients with structural heart disease.
  • A meta-analysis of data from several randomized, controlled studies in patients with atrial flutter and fibrillation indicates that quinidine therapy may be associated with a mortality rate >3 times higher than that associated with placebo.
  • A meta-analysis in patients with various non-life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias showed mortality associated with quinidine was consistently greater than that associated with various other antiarrhythmic agents (i.e., flecainide, mexiletine, propafenone, tocainide).

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