Digoxin (Lanoxin®) is a prescription medication used for treating congestive heart failure (CHF) and atrial fibrillation. The drug comes in the form of tablets, an oral liquid (elixir), and an injection. It is approved for use in adults, children, and infants.
The medication is generally well tolerated, but side effects are possible. Some of the most commonly reported side effects include:
Before beginning treatment with digoxin, the drug's safety information should be fully reviewed with your healthcare provider. For instance, you may not be able to use it safely if you have certain medical conditions, such as kidney problems, certain heart problems, or an electrolyte imbalance. Also, make sure to tell your healthcare provider if you are currently taking any other medicines (including vitamins, herbal supplements, and nonprescription products).
(Click Digoxin for more information on this drug. This article covers topics such as how it works, other possible side effects, and basic dosing guidelines.)
Written by/reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: ArthurSchoenstadt, MD
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