Digoxin Tablet

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Digoxin Tablet Information

Digoxin Tablet is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Heart Failure, Arrhythmia. Secondary and off-label uses of Digoxin Tablet have also been mentioned below.

The right dosage of Digoxin Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. 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.

Some other side effects of Digoxin Tablet have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Digoxin Tablet 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.

It is also important to note that Digoxin Tablet has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Safe effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Digoxin Tablet has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Digoxin Tablet related warnings section.

Digoxin Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate), Hypercalcemia as it can result in adverse effects. The section on Digoxin Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

Additionally, Digoxin Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

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



Digoxin Tablet Benefits & Uses

Digoxin Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Digoxin Tablet 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

Digoxin Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Digoxin Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Digoxin has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Digoxin without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Digoxin Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Digoxin does not show any side effects in breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Digoxin Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Digoxin rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Digoxin Tablet on the Liver?


    Information about safety of Digoxin for the liver is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Digoxin Tablet on the Heart?


    Side effects of Digoxin rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Digoxin Tablet with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Digoxin Tablet Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Digoxin Tablet

  • Is this Digoxin Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Digoxin Tablet.

    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 Digoxin Tablet can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Digoxin Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


    No, Digoxin Tablet cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Digoxin Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Digoxin Tablet


    Taking Digoxin Tablet with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Digoxin Tablet


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Digoxin Tablet with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Digoxin Tablet

Question about 4 years ago

Can Digoxin cause weight loss?

Dr. OP Kholwad MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Digoxin can cause weight loss if it is taken in higher doses. Weight loss occurs especially in children and older age group (Geriatric). However, if you are experiencing rapid weight loss then discuss it with your doctor instantly.

Question about 4 years ago

Does Digoxin cause constipation?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

No, Digoxin 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 4 years ago

How to take Digoxin?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Take Digoxin once daily or as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Precautions must be taken in patients with hypertension, heart block, and improper kidney function.

Question about 4 years ago

Can I take Digoxin without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

No, Digoxin is a high alert and prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful to the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because it can cause very unpleasant side effects. Hence, you should always consult a doctor before taking this medication by himself or herself.

Question almost 4 years ago

Can I take metoprolol and Digoxin together?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Avoid taking metoprolol and Digoxin together. Because metoprolol might slow the heart rate and increase the chances of side effects. However, if your doctor advises you to take both of these drugs at the same time then you can take them together.



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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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