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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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Is digoxin (lanoxin) the same as digitek?

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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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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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

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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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Is lanoxin (digoxin) given for patient with rhd with irregular rate and ryrthm?

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

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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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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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What can I do about a terrible allergy to lanoxin (digoxin) and colophony?

Avoidance: The only option for dealing with allergy to either lanoxin, (digoxin) which is a drug, or colophony, which is from pine resin, is strict avoidance. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Lanoxin (Definition)

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


Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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