Lanoxin Tablet

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    Lanoxin Information

    Lanoxin, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Syrup,Injection,Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Heart Failure, Arrhythmia. Secondary and off-label uses of Lanoxin have also been mentioned below.

    The correct dosage of Lanoxin depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    While these are the most often observed Lanoxin side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Lanoxin are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    It is also important to note that Lanoxin has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Safe effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Lanoxin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Lanoxin related warnings section.

    Lanoxin is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate), Hypercalcemia as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Lanoxin have been discussed in the sections ahead.

    Drug reaction of Lanoxin with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

    You should also be aware that Lanoxin is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



    Lanoxin Benefits & Uses

    Lanoxin is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Lanoxin 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

    Lanoxin Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Lanoxin safe for pregnant women?


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

      Severe
    • Is the use of Lanoxin safe during breastfeeding?


      Lanoxin is safe for breastfeeding women.

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


      Lanoxin may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


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

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


      Lanoxin has very mild side effects on the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Lanoxin with Other Drugs

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

    Severe

    Moderate



    Lanoxin Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Lanoxin

    • Is this Lanoxin habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Lanoxin is addictive.

      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 Lanoxin can make you feel drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Lanoxin 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?


      Lanoxin is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

    Lanoxin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Lanoxin


      Taking Lanoxin with food does not cause any problems.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Lanoxin


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

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Lanoxin

    Question over 5 years ago

    How to take Lanoxin?

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

    Take Lanoxin 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 almost 5 years ago

    Can I take Lanoxin with diltiazem?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Avoid taking Lanoxin 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

    Can Lanoxin cause diarrhea?

    ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Lanoxin 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 about 5 years ago

    Can Lanoxin cause weight loss?

    Dr. OP Kholwad MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Lanoxin 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 over 5 years ago

    What is Lanoxin?

    Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

    Lanoxin is a brand name of digoxin and it is available in the form of a tablet, injection, syrup, and oral solution. It belongs to the class of drug called cardiac glycosides. It is a prescription drug that is used for the treatment of heart failure and irregular heartbeat ( Arrhythmia).



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    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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