What is Lanoxin (Digoxin) used for?
Lanoxin (Digoxin) is prescribed to treat patients suffering from heart failure, supraventricular arrhythmias, or atrial fibrillation. The medication is a cardiac glycoside that reduces the strain on the heart to circulate the blood and regulate the heartbeat. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Lanoxin (Digoxin)?
Use Lanoxin (Digoxin) according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal regimen is one tablet taken once daily, but your individual regimen will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and can be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is recommended if you get an upset stomach. Never change the form of the tablets before use to avoid destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Lanoxin (Digoxin)?
Side effects that may occur while using Lanoxin (Digoxin) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if more serious side effects appear such as blurry vision, confusion, hallucinations, unusual mood changes, irregular heartbeats, or discolored stools. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical assistance in more serious cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not use Lanoxin (Digoxin) if you are sensitive to cardiac glycosides, have ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, or heart block. It is also important to inform your physician if you are elderly or have malabsorption, thyroid disease, severe respiratory disorders, low magnesium levels, low potassium levels, high calcium levels, a recent heart attack, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment that require lower doses or reduced application frequency.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Lanoxin (Digoxin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.