Because older adults are more likely to develop congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation, digoxin is commonly used in elderly people. However, older people may be more sensitive to this medication, so they are usually given lower doses.
(For more information, click What Is Digoxin Used For?. This Web selection provides an in-depth look at how digoxin works to improve the efficiency of the heart and describes possible off-label uses of the drug.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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