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DigoxinGeneric Name:
Digoxin (di-JOX-in)
Brand Name:
LanoxinAll medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:Diarrhea; nausea.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of themouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision, yellow vision, or other vision changes; confusion; fast, slow,or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; mood or mental changes (eg, depression); severe or persistentnausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness.dosageYour doctor will determine your dosage based on several factors: (1) the disease being treated; (2) your body weight; (3) your kidney function; (4) your age; and (5) other diseases you have or drugs you aretaking.If you are receiving Lanoxin for the first time, you may be rapidly "digitalized" (a larger first dose may betaken, followed by smaller maintenance doses), or gradually "digitalized" (maintenance doses only),depending on your doctor's recommendation.ADULTSIf your doctor feels you need rapid digitalization, your first few doses may be given intravenously. You'llthen be switched to tablets or capsules for long-term maintenance. A typical maintenance dose might bea 0.125 milligram or 0.25 milligram tablet once daily, but individual requirements vary widely. The exactdose will be determined by your doctor, based on your needs.CHILDRENInfants and young children usually have their daily dose divided into smaller doses; children over age 10need adult dosages in proportion to body weight as determined by your doctor.
Indications and Usage
Treatment of CHF, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, paroxysmal atrial tachycardia, cardiogenic shock.

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