Digoxin is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with mild to moderate heart failure and atrial fibrillation. It is also approved to treat children with health failure and myocardial contractility. Digoxin is sometimes prescribed off-label in cases of pulmonary hypertension. Digoxin is sold under the brand names Lanoxin and Digitek.
Digoxin is a digitalis drug. Digitalis drugs are believed to work by increasing the force with which the heart beats and controlling irregular heart rhythms.
How do I take it?
Digoxin is generally taken once a day.
Digoxin comes in tablet form.
Common side effects include headache, dizziness, weakness, depression, anxiety, skin rash, slowed heart rate, enlarged or tender breasts in men, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and diarrhea.
Rare but serious side effects listed for digoxin include toxicity and new or worsening arrhythmia.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Digitek — RxList
Lanoxin — RxList
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