Beta Blockers and Digoxin Interaction
Before taking digoxin (Lanoxin®), let your healthcare provider know if you are taking certain medications, including beta blockers. Combining a beta blocker with digoxin may increase your risk for bradycardia, more commonly known as a very slow heart rate.
Certain beta blockers, like carvedilol (Coreg®, Coreg CR®) may increase the levels of digoxin in the body, potentially increasing your risk for side effects.
Some examples of other beta blockers include:
- Acebutolol (Sectral®)
- Atenolol (Tenormin®)
- Bisoprolol (Zebeta®)
- Propranolol (Inderal®, Inderal® LA, InnoPran XL™).
To help avoid these and other potential drug interactions with digoxin, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other prescription or nonprescription medications you are taking, as well as any herbal supplements or vitamins.
(Click Digoxin Drug Interactions for an in-depth look at how beta blockers and other products may cause negative interactions with digoxin. This article also describes the steps to take to help minimize your risk for these problems.)