Digon Tablet

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Composition for Digon 0.25mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Digon Tablet

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Uses of Digon Tablet

Digon Tablet is used in the treatment of heart failure and arrhythmias.
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Side effects of Digon Tablet

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Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Skin rash, Slow heart rate, Visual disturbance, Dizziness.

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How to use Digon Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Digon Tablet at a fixed time.

How Digon Tablet works

Digon tablet makes the heart pump blood with more strength and force, which increases blood circulation throughout the body.

In Depth Information on Digon Tablet

Expert advice for Digon Tablet

  • Do not take digoxin, if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to digoxin, digitoxin.
  • Avoid taking it with foods that are high in fibre (e.g. brown bread, cereals, fruit, vegetables and pulses).
  • This medication may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
  • Drink plenty of fluids while taking this drug.
  • Do not drive or use any tools or machines, if you feel dizzy, tired, have a headache or get blurred vision after taking digoxin.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Digon Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Digon Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Digon Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies
have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Digon Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.

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Kidney
CAUTION
Digon Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Digon Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of kidney function tests, potassium, magnesium and calcium levels is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
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Liver
Digon Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver
disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Digon Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Azivent 500mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Decamycin 4mg Injection, Zathrin Redimix Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Digoxin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Digon 0.25mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Digoxin

Q. Is digoxin and digitalis the same drug?
Digoxin and digitalis are the same drugs. Always consult your doctor regarding its use
Q. Is digoxin a beta blocker/positive inotrope/diuretic/potassium sparing/vasodilator/potassium wasting/blood thinner/ACE inhibitor/anticoagulant?
Digoxin is not beta blocker/positive inotrope/diuretic/potassium sparing/vasodilator/potassium wasting/blood thinner/ACE inhibitor/anticoagulant. It belongs to a group of medicines called ‘cardiac glycosides'. Digoxin has side effect such as decreasing the potassium level, but it does not increase potassium excretion in the urine
Q. Is digoxin dialyzable?
Digoxin can be partially removed by dialysis, if overdosed
Q. Is digoxin nephrotoxic?
Digoxin is not nephrotoxic, it has no known toxic effect on the kidney
Q. Is digoxin still used?
Digoxin is still used to treat certain cardiac problems such as enlargement of one or more chamber of the heart (ventricular dilatation) and heart failure accompanied by fast, irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation). It is also used for the management of dysfunction long-standing heart failure, where the heart fails to pump blood, and fast and irregular heartbeat (supraventricular arrhythmias)
Q. Is Lanoxin crushable?
Lanoxin is trade name for active drug digoxin. It should not be crushed, and should be taken as directed by the doctor
Q. Is Lanoxin a narcotic?
Lanoxin is trade name for active drug digoxin and it is not a narcotic drug. It is a ‘cardiac glycoside' and used to treat certain cardiac problems
Q. Is digoxin a brand name?
Digoxin is an active drug. Lanoxin/ Digox/ Digitek/ Cardoxin are few examples of the brand name of digoxin
Q. Can I take digoxin with warfarin/ ibuprofen/ Tylenol (paracetamol)/ Viagra/ antacids/ Lasix (furosemide)/ Mucinex (guaifenesin)?
Digoxin may interact with warfarin/ ibuprofen/ Tylenol (paracetamol)/ Viagra (sildenafil)/ antacids/ Lasix (furosemide)/ Mucinex (guaifenesin). Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. What does lanoxin treat?
Lanoxin is trade name for active drug digoxin. Digoxin belongs to a group of medicines called ‘cardiac glycosides'. It is used to treat certain cardiac problems such as enlargement of one or more chamber of the heart (ventricular dilatation) and heart failure accompanied by fast, irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation). It is also used for the management of long-standing heart failure, where the heart fails to pump blood, and fast and irregular heartbeat (supraventricular arrhythmias)
Q. Does digoxin cause edema, increased heart rate, lower heart rate, affect blood pressure, lower blood pressure, high blood potassium level (hyperkalemia) or low blood potassium level (hypokalemia), increased cardiac output, bradycardia, prolong QT interval, tiredness, constipation?
Digoxin belongs to a group of medicines called ‘cardiac glycosides'. It is used to treat irregular heart beat and to lower heart rate. It can cause irregular heart rate and rhythm and lower potassium level in blood as side-effects It is not known whether it can cause edema, increased heart rate, affect blood pressure, lower blood pressure, high blood potassium level (hyperkalemia) increased cardiac output, bradycardia, prolong QT interval, tiredness, and constipation.
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