Digitran Tablet

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Digitran Information

Digitran is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Heart Failure, Arrhythmia. Secondary and off-label uses of Digitran have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Digitran is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Digitran as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Digitran are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Digitran's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Digitran has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Digitran related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate), Hypercalcemia must refrain from the use of Digitran since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Digitran have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Additionally, Digitran may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Digitran is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Digitran Benefits & Uses

Digitran is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Digitran Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.25 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, dose may rarely increase 0.375-0.5 mg/day
Geriatric
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.25 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, dose may rarely increase 0.375-0.5 mg/day
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, Initially given 17.5 mcg/kg for 3 dose

Digitran Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Digitran safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Digitran. If you are pregnant, do not take Digitran without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Digitran safe during breastfeeding?


    Digitran is completely safe for breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Digitran on the Kidneys?


    Digitran rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Digitran on the Liver?


    So far, no research has been carried out on the effects of Digitran on the liver. So it is not known whether taking Digitran will affect the liver or not.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Digitran on the Heart?


    Side effects of Digitran rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Digitran with Other Drugs

Digitran should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Digitran Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Digitran unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Digitran

  • Is this Digitran habit forming or addictive?


    Digitran is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Digitran can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Digitran only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Digitran is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Digitran Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Digitran


    Taking Digitran with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Digitran


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Digitran with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Digitran

Question over 5 years ago

How does Digitran work?

Dr. Rajeev Kumar Ranjan MBBS , Pulmonology

Digitran contains digoxin which works by slowing down the heart rate and increasing the force of contraction of the cardiac smooth muscles (Heart muscles). This result in increased efficiency of the heart to work better and improves blood circulation in the body.

Question about 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Digitran?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Take Digitran as long as it is recommended by your doctor. Do not discontinue this drug suddenly or take it longer than prescribed by your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Digitran on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

No, Digitran should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Digitran cause constipation?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

No, Digitran does not cause constipation. However, if you are experiencing constipation after taking this drug, it may be due to some other medical conditions. Take precautionary methods if you suffer from constipation such as eating fibrous food, drink plenty of fluid, and take some laxative (Lactulose syrup).

Question over 5 years ago

Does Digitran lower the blood pressure?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

No, Digitran does not cause low blood pressure (hypotension). It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. However, if you are experiencing lightheadedness or blurry vision (symptoms of low blood pressure) after taking this medicine then try to sit down and rest for a while till it subsides.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 430-433

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 512-519

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lanoxin® (digoxin)

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Sigmaxin (digoxin)

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