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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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Can you tell me about classes I and II antiarrhythmic medications (and digoxin)?

Vaughan-Williams: What you are referring to, I believe, is what is called the vaughan-williams classification (circa 1970) of anti arrhythmic drugs. Class I drugs block sodium channels on the cells, class ii drugs block beta-receptors, class iii drugs block potassium channels, and class IV drugs block calcium channels. Digoxin does not fit the vaughn-williams classification, as its properties are different still. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: digitek (digoxin)?

Please describe the medication: digitek (digoxin)?

Digitek (digoxin): This is a branded form of digoxin or digitalis which is a medicine used to regulate heart rate. Most often to control heart rate in patients with atrial fibrillation. On occasion it is used to improve contractility or pumping in patients with heart failure. It was obtained from the digitalis or foxglove plant. ...Read more

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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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Please describe the medication: digoxin?

Heart drug: 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 by beta blocking drugs. ...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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What schedule drugs are metroprol digoxin frusemide paracetamol setraline timol ciproflaxin quietapine and cephalexin?

Depends: It depends on clinical scenario. Metoprolol for instance is twice per day unless is long acting metoprolol succinate. Digoxin is once per day. The rest of drugs varies. ...Read more

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How long does digoxin to work?

Depends: Depends on what route you give digoxin. The drug can be given intravenously, intramuscular or by oral route. The effect is fastest when given intravenously as is usually done to control rapid pulse. When given orally a loading dose can be given to achieve a rapid blood level followed by a maintenance dose. If the kidneys ar working normally, it takes about 5 days to achieve a stable level. ...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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I accidentally took two digoxin, what will be the effect?

Ok: You'll be okay with a single extra pill. Some people your age (the metabolism is age dependent) actually take 2 a day normally. ...Read more

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Is there danger in stopping digitek (digoxin) after 51 years?

Danger in digitek (digoxin): This question is for your doctor, who knows you and can tell you if there is any danger. ...Read more

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How do you treat a digoxin overdose?

How do you treat a digoxin overdose?

Dig overdose: We monitor the patient electrocardiographically in a cardiac unit and administer digibind (digoxin immune fab) which is an antibody to digoxin which will bind the drug and help keep it from causing its toxic effects. ...Read more

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Can dilitiazem HCl and digoxin be taken at the same time?

Yes: They're used together often. No problem taking them together. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: digoxin overdose?

What is the definition or description of: digoxin overdose?

Too much digoxin: Some of the symptoms include fatigue, confusion, yellow vision, abdominal cramps, diarrhea. It also can cause bradycardia or slow heart rate and changes in your ekg. Usually blood tests are taken to check on the level and to adjust the dose. If you think you have an overdose, you should go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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What type of medicine is digoxin? What are the side effects?

Digoxin: Digoxin is a purigfied cardiac glycoside. Digoxin is used in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and sometimes heart failure that cannot be controlled by other medication.
Common adverse effects: loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Other common effects are blurred vision, visual disturbance, confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, insomnia, nightmares, agitation, depressio. ...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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Should someone take digoxin 250 mg if their pulse is under 60?

Be VERY careful: Digoxin is a useful drug but treacherous. There's no magic number below which the heart-slowing effects of "dig" become especially dangerous, but if the slow heart rate is new, whoever prescribed the "dig" should know. Good luck, and I'm glad you're taking a proactive approach to your health. ...Read more

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Factors affecting absorption, metabolism and excretion of digoxin?

Renal: This medication is cleared by the kidneys do when renal function worsens digoxin levels increase. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for digoxin overdose?

What is the treatment for digoxin overdose?

Digoxin: The drug is stopped and a drug is infused which binds up the circulating free digoxin and keeps it from being active. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for digitek (digoxin) overdose?

Digibind (digoxin immune fab): And stopping the drug until the effects of the toxicity is over. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Digoxin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Digoxin allergy?

Digoxin allergy: Digoxin (Lanoxin, Digox) is a a medication that is used to support blood pressure support & as an antiarrhythmic. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-4358/digoxin-oral/details ...Read more

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How can digoxin toxicity cause both hyper and hypokalemia?

It doesn't: Digoxin per se does not cause hyper or hypokalemia. However the effect of potassium level can be worsen by the presence of digoxin. Hyperkalemia causes slow heart beat and hypokalmia causes irregular heart beats which can be worse if digoxin is present. ...Read more

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What foes a high digoxin level mean? Can it cause chest pains?

What foes a high digoxin level mean? Can it cause chest pains?

NO: A high digoxin level raises the likelihood of digoxin intoxication which is a clinical diagnosis, not a blood sample diagnosis. Symptoms would include a variety of arrhythmias, nausea, stomach upset, lethargy, depression but not chest pain. ...Read more

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