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Digoxin side effects like digitalis?

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

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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What is the use of treatment with digoxin (digitalis) in heart failure?

What is the use of treatment with digoxin (digitalis) in heart failure?

Stronger, slower: When the heart fails, it decreases blood flow to organs. This can cause kidney injury, liver injury, fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling, and fluid build-up in the lungs. Digoxin makes the heart contract stronger and slows the heart rate. This pushes more blood forward to the organs. Digoxin is not used much for heart failure anymore, but it is used to prevent abnormal heart rhythms. ...Read more

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How can digitalis/digoxin modulate stress on the heart and blood pressure?

How can digitalis/digoxin modulate stress on the heart and blood pressure?

Interesting: It's a complicated question. Digitalis, on its face, makes the heart squeeze a little harder and more forcefully. But the way we use it these days, its primary effect is to modulate the adrenaline system in the body, decreasing the levels of stress chemicals on the heart. Great question. Sorry I don't have more characters to give a longer answer. ...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)?

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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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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What is the toxicity of too much digoxin?

What is the toxicity of too much digoxin?

Slow heart rate: Digoxin toxicity will cause a slow heart rate and can lead to death if not treated. ...Read more

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What are possible side effects of digoxin?

Several: Side effects are common when patients have digoxin toxicity, or too high of blood levels. Side effects can range anywhere from halos and colored visual disturbances to potentially fatal arrhythmias to seizures and confusion. Patients can also experience severe nausea and vomiting. Again, all of these side effects are due to digoxin toxicity. ...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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What are the side effects of being on digoxin?

What are the side effects of being on digoxin?

Ususally none: In high doses it can be associated with nausea. Toxicity can be detected by checking a blood "digoxin level." the potassium and magnesium and kidney functions figure in to this. There is a very interesting and uncommon (toxic) side effect called "xanthanopsia" where 1 sees things yellow colored. There are other symptoms. Hrs, md www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: digoxin level?

Blood test: Digoxin levels are monitored in patients who take digoxin as a routine medication. This is done through a simple blood test. Digoxin levels have to be monitored intermittently because very high levels can have life-threatening side 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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How long digoxin 0.25 oral is given for after MVR surgery?

Digoxin: If digoxin is given after mitral valve replacement and how long it is given depends on the reason it is being prescribed. You should ask your doctor to answer this question for you so you have an understanding of your condition and your treatment. ...Read more

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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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Are ther side effects of coming off digoxin after 35 years of usage?

Are ther side effects of coming off digoxin after 35 years of usage?

Yes.: The main side effect of coming off of digoxin after 35 years is that, whatever condition you were being treated for, may return. Altho digoxin isn't used as frequently now as it once was, you should NEVER discontinue a heart medication without your doctors knowledge and consent. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Digitek (digoxin) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Digitek (digoxin) overdose?

Digoxin overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Toxicity symptoms include: nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, fatigue, neuralgia, headache, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, seizures, palpitations, shortness of breath, syncope, swelling of lower extremities, bradycardia, hypotension, anorexia, weight loss, abdominal pain & Diarrhea. REF: >>> ...Read more

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How long is Digoxin (0.25) normally prescribed for after MVR surgery?

More info needed: But, digoxin is definitely not a first line drug that cardiologists go to these days as there are many better drugs we have in our armamenterium nowadays. If you have Atrial fibrillation in the setting of MVR, may be it is being given for rate control or conversion back to normal rhythm. Even then there are far superior antiarryhtmics. IF being given for LV dysfunction, again, beta-blocker better. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Lanoxicaps (Definition)

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Lanoxin (Definition)

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