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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Lanoxin (Overview)

Lanoxin is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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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. Eric Weisman
89 doctors shared insights

Lanoxin (Overview)

Lanoxin is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

Yes and no: Cardizem is a medicine with a few different indications. It can be used for blood pressure, though it's not that effective for this reason. More commonly, it's used to slow down your heart and control fast rhythms like atrial fibrillation. ...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