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Why is lanoxin (digoxin) prescribed to patients with pneumonia?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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