What is Lanoxin (Digoxin) used for?
Lanoxin (Digoxin) is prescribed to treat congestive heart failure and certains types of irregular heartbeat. The active ingredient increases heart strength to improve circulation and efficiency. This is effective for the treatment heart failure and the prevention of stroke and heart attack. Your doctor may prescribe this medication along with others for further treatment of your condition.
How should I use Lanoxin (Digoxin)?
Use Lanoxin (Digoxin) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is typically taken once a day at 0.125 mg to 0.25 mg along with a full glass of water. It may be administered with or without food. If you experience stomach discomfort, you may want to eat a snack or meal before taking the tablets. Never split, chew, or dissolve the medication as this may destroy the medicine or alter its effects. Take the medication at the same time each day to maximize its effectiveness. It is also important to attend all appointments with your doctor to monitor your response and make any changes required.
What are the side effects of Lanoxin (Digoxin)?
Some side effects may occur while taking Lanoxin (Digoxin). These may include:
Report these or any other side effects that occur to your doctor as they appear. These may require a change in treatment or medical attention as determined by your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you have recently had a heart attack or heart condition before taking Lanoxin (Digoxin). Also disclose if you have a kidney condition that reduces function, thyroid disorder, or an electrolyte imbalance.
Strictly use this medication as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient's health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Lanoxin may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.