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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

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 long does digoxin to work?

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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Lanoxicaps (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Lanoxin (Definition)

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