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Drug information on Digoxin Paed (Digoxin) from GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Digoxin Paed

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Generic : Digoxin

Drug Name : Digoxin

Digoxin(Cardoxin) generic Digoxin Paed is a purified cardiac glycoside derived from leaves of digitalis plant, prescribed for congestive heart failure. It helps the heart work better, which controls the heart rate.
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Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Digoxin Paed may be prescribed

Side effects of Digoxin Paed

   Most Common : Diarrhea and nausea.

   Heart : Heart block and fast heart rate.

   Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite and vomiting.

   Central Nervous System : Blurred or yellow vision, headache, weakness, dizziness, confusion and mental disturbances.

   Miscellaneous : Muscle weakness and sensitivity to light.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Loading dose: 0.75-1.5 mg in the 1st 24 hour. Slow digitalization: 250 mcg 1-2 times/day. Usual maintenance: 125-250 mcg/day.

How to use Digoxin Paed?

It comes as a tablet and syrup to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

When is Digoxin Paed not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with ventricular fibrillation (severely abnormal heart rhythm) and known hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Digoxin Paed

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of thyroid problems, abnormal heart rhythm, cancer, kidney, liver or lung problems, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, any allergies, who are taking other medications, elderly, newborns, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Monitor ECG, electrolytes, kidney function and blood digoxin levels regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Digoxin Paed

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Digoxin Paed

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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