Digoxin (Generic Name)
Other Names: Lanoxin®, Lanoxicaps®
Oral tablets: 0.125 mg, 0.250 mg
Oral capsules: 0.05 mg, 0.1 mg, 0.2 mg
About this drug
Digoxin (dye-JOX-in) is used to improve the strength (contraction) of the heart. It is also commonly used to control heart rate and prevent irregular heartbeats.
Common side effects are:
- Loss of appetite
Rare side effects include:
- Confusion or hallucinations
- Blurred vision
- Irregular or decreased heart beat
If any of these side effects become severe or bother you, call your doctor. Do not take over-the-counter medicines for your symptoms.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist about any prescription medicine, over-the-counter medicine, or herbal products that you are taking. He or she will check for interactions.
If you miss a dose
If you miss a medicine dose, take it as soon as you remember — if it is within 12 hours of when you were supposed to take it. If it has been more than 12 hours since your scheduled dose time, skip that dose. Take your next dose at its scheduled time, and continue your usual dosing schedule. Do not “double up” on doses to catch up.
Don’t stop taking this medicine
Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
How to take this medicine
Take this medicine every morning (once a day), unless your doctor tells you otherwise. You may take it with or without food.
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