Chemical Name: DIGOXIN (di-JOX-in)
Digoxin is a cardiac glycoside used to treat heart failure and some irregular heart rhythms.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with Digoxin. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking acarbose, amphotericin B, aminoglycoside, macrolide or tetracycline antibiotics; amiodarone; cholestyramine; colestipol; cyclosporine; diltiazem; indomethacin; itraconazole; loop or thiazide diuretics; penicillamine; propafenone; quinidine; quinine; verapamil; or medicine for cancer or thyroid conditions. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. USE OF Digoxin IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have a history of ventricular fibrillation. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.
Follow the directions for using Digoxin provided by your doctor. DO NOT TAKE Digoxin within 1 hour of food high in fiber. STORE Digoxin at room temperature, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF Digoxin and remember the same day, take the missed dose. If you do not remember until the next day or if it is more than 12 hours since your missed dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
DO NOT STOP TAKING Digoxin without first checking with your doctor. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using Digoxin. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Digoxin during pregnancy.
Possible side effects
CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience confusion, restlessness, agitation, unusual tiredness or weakness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, or changes in vision. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines interact with each other.
If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include changes in vision, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, weakness, and irregular heartbeat.
DO NOT SHARE Digoxin with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE Digoxin for other health conditions. KEEP Digoxin out of the reach of children. IF YOU WILL BE USING Digoxin FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, be sure to obtain necessary refills before your supply runs out.