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Who should not take quinidine gluconate?

You should not take quinidine gluconate if your heart rhythm problem is caused by an electrolyte disorder. In this case, taking quinidine gluconate can cause fatal complications. You should not take quinidine gluconate if you have heart disease or myasthenia gravis because the medication can worsen these conditions. If you have kidney or liver disease, the side effects of quinidine gluconate will be increased because the medication will stay in the bloodstream longer. It is not known how quinidine gluconate affects a fetus or a nursing infant. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits associated with quinidine gluconate.

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