- Isosorbide Dinitrate
- Isosorbide Mononitrate
- Perindopril Erbumine
What is Digoxin used for?
Digoxin is prescribed for mild-to-moderate congestive heart failure and abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation). This oral medication helps control your heart rate. It is also used to treat heart pain (angina). This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Digoxin?
The dosage of Digoxin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Digoxin may be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Digoxin?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Digoxin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it immediately if you remember within 12 hours. However, if you remember later, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Digoxin?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Digoxin, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Digoxin?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Digoxin.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Digoxin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Digoxin can interact with antacids, anticancer drugs, calcium channel blockers, steroids, and beta-blockers.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Digoxin?
Like other medicines, Digoxin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Digoxin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Digoxin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Digoxin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Digoxin can cause side effects such as drowsiness, mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Digoxin.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Digoxin?
Is it possible for me to take Digoxin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Digoxin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Digoxin?
How will Digoxin work in my body?
How should Digoxin be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Digoxin drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Digoxin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.