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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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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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What are the effects of digitek (digoxin)?

What are the effects of digitek (digoxin)?

Effect of digitek (digoxin): Digitek (digoxin) is a type of digitalis medication that is used mainly for cardiac conditions, especially to strengthen the heart in heart failure situations. It has many effects. ...Read more

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Is digoxin toxic?

Digoxin: the drug digitalis which in a refined form is digitalis is one of the oldest poisons used by man. The ancient Egyptians called in 'bulls blood' and killed with it. It must be used properly, in tightly controlled dosage and followed by the physician. It has been used therapeutically for ages, recently it has lost popularity and present suggestions are to use it very cautiously ...Read more

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What's the toxicity of digoxin?

What's the toxicity of digoxin?

Renal impairment: Digoxin toxicity usual results from kidney impairment as digoxin is really cleared provided reasonable doses are used. Toxicity can result in arrythmias, visual changes, etc. Digibind (digoxin immune fab) is the treatment but can only done once in a persons lifetime. ...Read more

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What is the effect of amiodaron on digoxin?

What is the effect of amiodaron on digoxin?

In general...none: Amiodarone typically affects drugs metabolized or cleared by the liver whereas digoxin is cleared renally. ...Read more

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Can digoxin be taken with verapamil?

Can digoxin be taken with verapamil?

Caution: It may however with caution since it may lead to low heart rates. ...Read more

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Digoxin side effects like digitalis?

Yes: Digitalis is the layman's name for digoxin or digitoxin (rarely used anymore). They are the same medicine. ...Read more

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Where is digoxin held before cardioversion?

Digoxin: Digoxin can cause some disturbances with electrical cardio version, we often stop the drug for a few days before depending on the situation. ...Read more

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What is digoxin's role before a cardioversion?

What is digoxin's role before a cardioversion?

Cardio version: Before cardio version we generally try to slow a rapid supra ventricular rhythm. Digoxin is one of the drugs we may choose to do this. It helps slow the rate by slowing conduction of impulses in the heart. We use other drugs also, so it's doctors choice which agent the believe is best for the situation. ...Read more

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How does one get weend off digoxin and metropolol ?

Cardiologist: You need to go talk to your cardiologist. Someone put you on these meds for a reason and going off of them suddenly could be life threatening to you depending on why you are on them. Make an appointment with your cardilogist or your prirmary care doctor, whoever is managing these medications for you. ...Read more

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Why is digoxin contraindicated in ventricular tachycardias?

Ventricular tachycar: Ventricular tachycardia is a dangerous cardiac rhythm and one of the abnormal rhythms caused by digoxin toxicity. Digoxin could cause worsening of VT or conversion to vf. ...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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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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Lanoxicaps (Definition)

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Lanoxin (Definition)

Lanoxin is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more