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Quinidine gluconate is a prescription medication that treats irregular heartbeat. Before taking quinidine gluconate, you should know it may worsen certain heart rhythm problems caused by an electrolyte disorder. Quinidine gluconate also may make heart disease and myasthenia gravis worse. 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.

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