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    Information about Digoxin

    Digoxin uses

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

    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, Irregular heart beat, Visual disturbance
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    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Available Medicine for Digoxin

    • ₹12 to ₹21
      Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹6 to ₹89
      Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹13
      Tas Med India Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹9
      Sanofi India Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹7
      Novartis India Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹14
      East West Pharma
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹11
      Chemo Biological
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹11
      Canipla Care
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    • ₹7 to ₹22
      Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹5
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 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


    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)