Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Digoxin 50 mcg/ml Elixir may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Digoxin 50 mcg/ml Elixir is a cardiac glycoside. It works by correcting irregular heartbeat to a normal rhythm and increases the force with which the heart muscle contracts with every heartbeat. This makes the heart pump more efficiently and increases blood circulation throughout the body.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Digoxin 50 mcg/ml Elixir 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.
Digoxin 50 mcg/ml Elixir 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.
Digoxin 50 mcg/ml Elixir may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear. .
Digoxin 50 mcg/ml Elixir should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Digoxin 50 mcg/ml Elixir 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.
Digoxin 50 mcg/ml Elixir is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Digoxin 50 mcg/ml Elixir may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Digoxin and digitalis are the same drugs. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is digoxin a beta blocker/diuretic/potassium sparing/vasodilator/potassium wasting/blood thinner/ACE inhibitor/anticoagulant?
Digoxin is not beta blocker/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 nephrotoxic?
Digoxin is not nephrotoxic, it has no known toxic effect on the kidney.
Q. Is digoxin still used?
Yes, digoxin is still used. It used to treat certain cardiac problems such as heart failure and arrhythmias.