If you have congestive heart failure (CHF) or atrial fibrillation, a healthcare provider may prescribe 0.25 mg of digoxin (Lanoxin®) once a day. However, your particular dosage amount will vary depending on several factors, such as your age, the medical condition being treated, and other medications you are taking. For example, people who have kidney disease may need a lower dosage of this medication.
Digoxin comes in tablet, elixir (oral liquid), and injectable forms. The tablets and elixir are usually taken by mouth once a day. Children may need to take digoxin more often than once a day.
(Click Digoxin for more details on when and how to take this medication. This article lists the other available strengths and provides tips on how to take each dose safely and effectively.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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