How it Works
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Digoxin can include the symptoms below;
Slow heart rate,
Lanoxin belongs to one of the cardiac glycosides. It’s a drug used to cure problems related to heart by treating myocardium with specific effects. This drug is derived from Digitalis lanata leaves. With its anti arrhythmic property, it helps to prevent loss of sodium from the heart cells.
This is an amazing drug used to treat problems related to mild and moderate heart failure by increasing ejection fraction in the left ventricle. It also cures problems related to chronic atrial fibrillation. It can maintain steady, strong, and normal heartbeat by specific effects on certain minerals in the heart cells, like sodium and potassium. It limits stress on the heart, resulting in reducing the risks of stroke, blood clots, and heart attack. The strength of the heart will be improved by using this drug. It helps to build capacity needed to exercise, increase walking ability, leads a healthy life, and healthy heart.
Dosage and administration
This drug is available in the form of pills with 0.25mg strength in a single dose. Dosage of Lanoxin has to be personalized individually, depending upon the urgency and patient’s condition, considering their body weight, age, and the state of the kidney (renal function). Dosage suggested at the beginning is only considered as a primary guideline.
Medication has to be maintained everyday at the same time, even if you feel no symptoms and you are fine. Do not take this tablet for a time longer than recommended by your doctor. It should not be taken in a higher or lower dose than suggested. Do frequent blood test and refill your prescription during medication when necessary. This pill is available even with 0.75mg and 1.5mg strength.
Before being prescribed this medication, inform the doctor of your complete medical history, whether you suffer or have suffered from any cancers, liver ailments, kidney disease, diabetes, etc. The doctor would then determine if this medication is right for you.
It is mandatory to tell your doctor that you are taking Digoxin if you are scheduled for a major or minor surgery.
Nausea and vomiting
Some of the serious side effects may occur if the proper dosage is not maintained and they are:
Heart rhythmic problems
Eye sight problems
Low platelet count
Immediately consult your doctor if you feel any such side effects to stay safe.