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Digoxin Dosing for Children
General Information on Taking DigoxinSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with digoxin include the following:
- 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.
- Use the specially marked measuring dropper to measure the correct dosage of digoxin elixir, unless the dose is less than 0.2 mL. In that case, your healthcare provider will give you a different measuring device. Your healthcare provider will tell you how much of the medication to use.
- A trained healthcare provider, such as a nurse, normally gives digoxin injections. The injections are usually given into a vein (intravenous [IV] injection), but may rarely be given into a muscle (intramuscular [IM] injection).
- You can take digoxin with or without food. Try taking it with food if it bothers your stomach.
- Try to take digoxin at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your digoxin dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.