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

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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Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Modestly: Most beta-blocker and diuretic combinations we're formulated for use in mild hypertension. ...Read more

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Is there effective med for systolic bp. Norvasc (amlodipine) works diastolic. Betaxolol works heart rate for me.

Is there effective med for systolic bp. Norvasc (amlodipine) works diastolic. Betaxolol works heart rate for me.

There are many : Good drug lowering BP medication. Sometimes is a trial and error. Also there are ethnic factors. For example beta blocker sometimes don't work in african american. Please, trust your doctors and do not treat yourself. Personal research is good. Bring that research findings and and have a smart discussion with your physician. I love smart discussion with my patients. ...Read more

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Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide 10/25)--whats the use?

Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide 10/25)--whats the use?

Modestly: Most beta-blocker and diuretic combinations we're formulated for use in mild hypertension. ...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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How effective is diltiazem (Cardizem) for managing atrial fibrillation?

How effective is diltiazem (Cardizem) for managing atrial fibrillation?

Effective: Controlling the heart rate is an important part of treating atrial fibrillation. This can be done with a calcium channel blocker, such as diltiazem or verapamil, or a beta-blocker. Also important is anticoagulation, and consideration of restoring sinus rhythm. ...Read more

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Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Answer: If severe or symptomatic, intravenous pressers (drugs that mimic adrenaline) and/or temporary pacing is needed. This is not to be tried at home kids! if not severe and patient young/healthy, might only need close monitoring and IV fluids in icu. I hope this person is in a hospital! ...Read more

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How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?

How can the therapeutic effects of antacid drugs, h2 blockers, proton pump inhibitor drugs, misoprostol?

Question?: I'm not sure I fully understand what your question is? The drugs you listed all help with symptoms of GERD or stomach ulcers, and they have different means by which they help patients with these problems. The safest and easiest to take are antacids and H2 blockers. Please consider rephrasing your question more specifically. ...Read more

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Which anxiolytic drug works best?

Which anxiolytic drug works best?

Many options: No single anti-anxiety medication is considered universally superior to the others. Ssri/snri classes of medications are considered among the best/first line treatment for anxiety disorders. Benefit by biological relatives can be a basis to go with one medication over another. Psychotherapy in combination with medication treatment generally yields the best outcome. See your doctor and good luck! ...Read more

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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

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How effective is carvedilol (Coreg) for treating hypertension?

How effective is carvedilol (Coreg) for treating hypertension?

Helpful: It's a good drug, but has it's limits. Many people with hypertension need more than one drug, sometimes even 3 or 4. Carvedilol is effective but not a miracle drug. ...Read more

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Is metotrolol/ 25 mg a diuretic?

Is metotrolol/ 25 mg a diuretic?

No: Metoprolol is a beta-blocker medication (these medicines end in -olol). They block the effects of adrenaline. They are not diuretics however sometimes thay are combined in the same pill with a diuretic (for example tenoretic which is the combination of atenolol and chlorthalidone). ...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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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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Is nadolol (corgard) as effective as propranolol (inderal, innopran xl) in treating social anxiety?

Is nadolol (corgard) as effective as propranolol (inderal, innopran xl) in treating social anxiety?

NO: In theory, the answer is no because it doesn't cross the blood brain barrier as readily as propranolol. Nonetheless, it does block the catecholamine (adrenalin) response to stress/anxiety so it will still help and we all respond in our own unique way to every medicine so it may be excellent for some people. ...Read more

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How do you go off digoxin?

How do you go off digoxin?

Stop it: Just stop it. But why were you on it to begin with? You shouldn't stop a medication without letting the person who prescribed it know what you're doing - there may be important reasons you were on it and a substitute may be necessary/prudent. ...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 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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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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Is digoxin (lanoxin) the same as digitek?

Slightly different: But they are the essentially the same drug. ...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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I took two digoxin by accident, what to do?

Digoxin: If you took a one time extra digoxin dose it probably won't cause a problem but to be safe you could skip the next day's dose and then return to your regular dose. Calling your doctor who knows you best is always the best idea for advice on your status, we out here don't know your specific information. ...Read more

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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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Why is digoxin sometimes dangerous for your health?

Why is digoxin sometimes dangerous for your health?

Digoxin: Because it has a narrow toxic/therapuetic ratio, it is easy to have toxicity with the drug. Toxicity can be fatal with this drug. The ancient romans used it as a poison. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to digoxin for a male aged 79?

Yes: There are many alternatives to digoxin, but this depends on the reason digoxin was being used. Depending on the reason it was being used (eg. Rate or rhythm control or congestive heart failure), appropriate meds can be used. This should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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