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If you are taking digoxin, it's important to watch for signs of toxicity. This toxic reaction occurs when blood levels of digoxin become too high, as might happen with certain drug interactions, electrolyte imbalances, or various other problems. Symptoms of toxicity can include vision changes, vomiting, and confusion, among others.
What Is Digoxin Toxicity?Digoxin (Lanoxin®) is a prescription medication used to treat heart failure and a type of abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. Digoxin toxicity occurs when the amount of digoxin in the body is too high, resulting in dangerous side effects.
What Causes Digoxin Toxicity?
- Your digoxin dose is too high for your individual situation
- Drug interactions are present
- Your body is especially sensitive the effects of the drug.