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What is quinidine gluconate?

Quinidine gluconate is the gluconate salt of quinidine. The other form of quinidine is the sulfate salt. Quinidine gluconate is most often used to treat irregular heartbeats, known as arrhythmia, but may be used to treat malaria caused by susceptible organisms. It is called a Type I antiarrhythmic drug, and works by altering the movement of sodium in and out of the heart cells which affects the speed and frequency of the heartbeat.

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