Information about Digoxin

Digoxin Uses

Digoxin is used in the treatment of Heart failure and Arrhythmia.

How Digoxin works

Digoxin 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.

Common side effects of Digoxin

Skin rash, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats), Visual impairment
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Available Medicine for Digoxin

LanoxinGlaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
12 to ₹203 variant(s)
DixinSamarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
6 to ₹895 variant(s)
DigonTas Med India Pvt Ltd
131 variant(s)
DigoxinGlaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
7 to ₹212 variant(s)
CardioxinNovartis India Ltd
71 variant(s)
SangoxinSanofi India Ltd
91 variant(s)
CanrythmCanipla Care
111 variant(s)
CaxinEast West Pharma
141 variant(s)
CardinChemo Biological
111 variant(s)
GeoxinGeo Pharma Pvt Ltd
102 variant(s)

Expert advice for Digoxin

  • 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.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor even if you feel better. Stopping abruptly could worsen your condition.

Frequently asked questions for Digoxin

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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