Digoxin 50mcg/ml Elixir

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Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Digoxin 50mcg/ml Elixir

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21.01
₹0.7/Elixir
30 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Digoxin Elixir

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Uses of Digoxin Elixir

Digoxin 50mcg/ml Elixir is used in the treatment of heart failure and arrhythmias.
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Side effects of Digoxin Elixir

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Skin rash, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Irregular heartbeats, Visual disturbance.

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How to use Digoxin Elixir

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 50mcg/ml Elixir may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Digoxin Elixir works

Digoxin 50mcg/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.

In Depth Information on Digoxin Elixir

Expert advice for Digoxin Elixir

  • Your doctor has prescribed Digoxin to decrease the heart rate and treat heart failure symptoms.
  • Take Digoxin at the same time every day.
  • Notify your doctor about other medicines you're taking to avoid drug interactions.
  • Symptoms of overdose include slow heartbeat, dizziness, lightheadedness and breathing problems.
  • Overdose may occur more quickly if you are dehydrated. Hence, drink plenty of water while taking this medication.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor even if you feel better. Stopping abruptly could worsen your condition.
  • Headache, nausea, diarrhoea and dizziness may occur as side effects.
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Digoxin Elixir related warnings
Special precautions for Digoxin Elixir
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Digoxin 50mcg/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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Digoxin 50mcg/ml Elixir is safe to use during lactation. Hu
man 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
Digoxin 50mcg/ml Elixir may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.

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Kidney
CAUTION
Digoxin 50mcg/ml Elixir should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Digoxin 50mcg/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.
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Liver
Digoxin 50mcg/ml Elixir is probably safe to use in patients
with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Digoxin 50mcg/ml Elixir may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Dexadran 4mg Injection, Gero 80mg/2ml Injection, Itragreat 100mg Capsule, Azibey 200mg Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Digoxin, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Digoxin Elixir

Frequently asked questions about 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/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.
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