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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Lanoxin (Overview)

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


Dr. Patricia Foster
80 doctors shared insights

Lanoxin (Overview)

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


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Please describe the medication: lanoxin (digoxin)?

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 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 the administration of digoxin (lanoxin) by injection any less safe than oral administration? Approximately how long does it take to inject 250 mcg?

DIGOXIN: Iv digoxin is no safer than orally administered digoxin. 250mcg of digoxin can be given by IV push administered over 15 minutes. It can also be given by IV drip over a longer period. Signs of digoxin toxicity can develop sooner when administered iv. ...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 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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I take dilzem 240mg x 1, dilzem 120mg x 1, victoza (liraglutide) 12mg x 1, digoxin 250 micg, gliclazide 80mg x 1, allopurinol 300mg x 1 & warfarin do they interact?

I take dilzem 240mg x 1, dilzem 120mg x 1, victoza (liraglutide) 12mg x 1, digoxin 250 micg, gliclazide 80mg x 1, allopurinol 300mg x 1 & warfarin do they interact?

Extra care: Several medications can interact with warfarin including Diltiazem and digoxin. It does not mean you cannnot take warfarin but your dose has to be regulated even more closely when a new medication is started. Also it is important to check digoxin level when a new medicine such as warfarin is started. In addition monitor your blood sugars more closely with new medicines so it is not too low. ...Read more

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What to do if i need lanoxin (digoxin) 25 mg tablet urgently. I have checked out many places?

0.25: You can search in every pharmacy in the world and you're never going to find a 25 mg dose of lanoxin (digoxin). However, every pharmacy will carry 0.25 mg which is very common. ...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