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.
Digoxin. Digoxin is one of the compounds that is found in the foxglove plant. Digoxin is used primarily for two reasons: for congestive heart failure where it can increase the force of the heart muscle to it can more efficiently pump blood to the vital organs of the body; secondly, it can be used to slow down the heart in some instances when the atria beats too fast. Digoxin must be dosed very carefully.
Digitek (digoxin) This is a branded form of digoxin or digitalis which is a medicine used to regulate heart rate. Most often to control heart rate in patients with atrial fibrillation. On occasion it is used to improve contractility or pumping in patients with heart failure. It was obtained from the digitalis or foxglove plant. Read more...