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Are digitek and digoxin (lanoxin) the same medication?

Are digitek and digoxin (lanoxin) the same medication?

Yes: Lanoxin is the patented brand name for digoxin. Digitek is one manufacturers name for the generic product. All are the same medication- digitalis. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Whitbeck
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Digoxin (Definition)

It is a heart drug...A purified product of the foxglove plant. It has effects which include strengthening the contraction of the heart muscle, slowing conduction of the heart's electrical impulse through the av node and thereby helping to slow the heart rate during atrial fibrillation. Because of potential toxicity, its use has been largely replaced ...Read more


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Is digoxin (lanoxin) the same as digitek?

Slightly different: But they are the essentially the same drug. ...Read more

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Digoxin (lanoxin) is it the same drug as digitek (digoxin)?

Digoxin (lanoxin) is it the same drug as digitek (digoxin)?

Yes! These drugs: Slow heart rate, and increase pump efficiency. They are old and cheap. The side effects are well known when used properly, but the modern doctor tends to use other drugs. This drug works! ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lanoxin (digoxin)?

Please describe the medication: lanoxin (digoxin)?

Lanoxin (digoxin): Lanoxin is the brand name for digoxin, which comes from the foxglove plant. It is most often used to treat congestive heart failure and atrial arrhythmias. ...Read more

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What to do if I need lanoxin (digoxin) 25 mg tablet urgently. I have checked out many places?

0.25: You can search in every pharmacy in the world and you're never going to find a 25 mg dose of lanoxin (digoxin). However, every pharmacy will carry 0.25 mg which is very common. ...Read more

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What is the ld50 of lanoxin (digoxin) for a 23 year old woman?

Troubling?: Sorry but I find any questions regarding LD (lethal dose) troubling & disturbing. This answer would also depend on renal function since digoxin is really cleared. The treatment for digoxin over dose is digibind (digoxin immune fab). ...Read more

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Is lanoxin (digoxin) given for patient with rhd with irregular rate and ryrthm?

Is lanoxin (digoxin) given for patient with rhd with irregular rate and ryrthm?

Yes: Atrial fibrillation is a common type of irregular heart beat, and Lanoxin (digoxin) is one of several types of medications used to help control the rate. Beta blockers and calcium channel blockers are the others medications commonly used. ...Read more

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Is the administration of digoxin (lanoxin) by injection any less safe than oral administration? Approximately how long does it take to inject 250 mcg?

DIGOXIN: Iv digoxin is no safer than orally administered digoxin. 250mcg of digoxin can be given by IV push administered over 15 minutes. It can also be given by IV drip over a longer period. Signs of digoxin toxicity can develop sooner when administered iv. ...Read more

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Why is lanoxin (digoxin) prescribed to patients with pneumonia?

Why is lanoxin (digoxin) prescribed to patients with pneumonia?

Heart rhythm: Lanoxin is the brand name for digoxin or digitalis, which is a medication with a long history of use to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. It is not always necessary in pneumonia; it is given to treat heart problems that can sometimes accompany pneumonia especially in elderly patients. ...Read more

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Can metoprolol and digoxin (lanoxin) be taken at the same time?

Can metoprolol and digoxin (lanoxin) be taken at the same time?

Digoxin: This combination is often used to control heart rate in atrial fibrillation. It might also be used in chf. ...Read more

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What can I do about a terrible allergy to lanoxin (digoxin) and colophony?

Avoidance: The only option for dealing with allergy to either lanoxin, (digoxin) which is a drug, or colophony, which is from pine resin, is strict avoidance. ...Read more

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How effective is digoxin (Lanoxin) for managing atrial fibrillation?

Digoxin: We have used it for hundreds of years, recently it has been falling into disfavor. It needs to be used with great care and this may be why recent usage problems are seen. It is an ancient poison so it can't be taken lightly. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism of action of lanoxin (digoxin) in lung disease?

What is the mechanism of action of lanoxin (digoxin) in lung disease?

Not much: Lanoxin (digoxin) works on the sodium-potassium-atpase pump in the heart and is cleared by the kidneys. There is little effect if any on the lungs as far as I know. ...Read more

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My new cardiologist told me to discontinue Lanoxin (digoxin) after taking it for 25 years. Cold turkey. Can I expect any withdrawal symptoms?

Lanoxin (digoxin): Symptoms depend on what it was originally prescribed for, & if that condition is resolved. Please get more clear answers from that doctor. ...Read more

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The hole in my heart's about an inch, is that considered large? I also have migraine, won't it be a conflict with my vsd? I take lanoxin (digoxin). I'm 19. Tnx

The hole in my heart's about an inch, is that considered large? I also have migraine, won't it be a conflict with my vsd? I take lanoxin (digoxin). I'm 19. Tnx

Yes: A septal defect of an inch in diameter is large, and can eventually cause problems secondary to the overload of recirculating blood. Talk to your doc about options for closing the defect. ...Read more

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I have significant mitral valve prolapse. I stopped taking lanoxin (digoxin) when I was 21. I am no 50 and I get bad fluttering in my chest do I need it now?

You should: Find out what is behind the fluttering feeling. Possibly a rhythm disturbance such as salvo of premature contractions or atrial fibrillation. I both cases I would see the internist/cardiologist as especially having afib exposes you to blood clots in the upper chamber that can lead to strokes. So my humble advise see the cardiologist asap! Please do not delay! ...Read more

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Is digitek the same as digoxin?

Digitek (digoxin): This is a brand of digoxin which is sold by prescription. There are other brands and even generic digoxin and there have not been any problems with the generic digoxin. ...Read more

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Are you affected by digitek (digoxin)?

Digitek (digoxin) effect: Please repeat your question as it is not clear what you are asking. ...Read more

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Is it easy to od on digitek or digoxin?

Yes: Yes they are tricky meds, with a small difference between not enough and too much (called a small therapeutic index). ...Read more

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