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What does Digoxin treat?

Digoxin treats diverse heart conditions such as mild to moderate congestive failure, irregular heartbeats, heart pain (angina) and more. This may strengthen the heart and helps retain the capacity to walk and exercise. Your doctor may use it to treat other conditions as deemed fit.

Dosage Instructions

Follow the Digoxin dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label.

Missed a dose?

Take it immediately once you remember within 12 hours. In case, this time is later than that, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless specifically instructed.

Overdosed?

Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Digoxin is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine and so on which may interfere with the effect of Digoxin.

It may interact with: 

  • Cholestyramine 
  • Indomethacin 
  • Itraconazole 
  • Levothyroxine 

It may also interact with antacids, anticancer drugs, calcium channel blockers, steroids, and beta-blockers. This is not an exhaustive list though.

Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.

Possible Side Effects

Digoxin might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.

Some of the side effects could be drowsiness, headache, mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and rash. This is not the complete list of side effects though.

In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.

What to ask your doctor before you start on Digoxin

  • Can I take Digoxin along with other drugs? 
  • Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Digoxin? 
  • What is the dosage of Digoxin to be consumed? 
  • How should I use Digoxin? 
  • How will Digoxin work on my body? 
  • How can the drug interactions and side effects of Digoxin be minimized or completely avoided?

Disclaimer

The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Digoxin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.

 

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