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Digon Information

Digon is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Heart Failure, Arrhythmia. Digon also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Digon. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Digon have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Digon normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Digon's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. In addition, Digon's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Digon related warnings section.

Digon is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate), Hypercalcemia are examples of such conditions. Some other conditions that can be affected by Digon are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug interactions for Digon have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Digon, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Digon Benefits & Uses

Digon is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Digon 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

Digon Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Digon safe for pregnant women?


    Digon shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Digon safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women can safely use Digon.

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


    Digon may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


    In the absence of any scientific study on the side effects of Digon on the liver, information on safety of Digon for liver is unavailable.

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


    Digon is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Digon with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Digon Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Digon

  • Is this Digon habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Digon.

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


    After taking Digon you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Digon only on doctor's advice.

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


    Digon is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Digon Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Digon


    Taking Digon with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Digon


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Digon.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Digon

Question about 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Digon on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

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

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Digon with diltiazem?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Avoid taking Digon with diltiazem at the same time. Because diltiazem can increase the concentration of digoxin in the blood which requires an adjustment in the dosage of digoxin but you can them together only if it is advised by your doctor.

Question over 5 years ago

Does Digon lower the blood pressure?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

No, Digon 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.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Digon cause diarrhea?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Digon may cause diarrhea. It is a common side effect of this drug. If you are experiencing diarrhea after taking this drug then you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

Question over 5 years ago

Does Digon cause hair loss?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

No, Digon does not cause hair loss (alopecia). It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. If you are experiencing hair loss after taking this drug then it might be due to some other reason and you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.



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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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