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About the drug:
Digoxin is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Lanoxin tablets. This belongs to a group of medicines called cardiac glycosides. Digoxin is derived from the leaves of a digitalis plant. Digoxin helps make the heart beat stronger and with a more regular rhythm.
Uses of the drug:
Digoxin is used to treat heart rhythm problems and heart failure. It increases the strength of your heart muscle, normalizes the rhythm of the heart, and helps to remove excess water from your body.
Working of the drug:
Digoxin belongs to a class of drugs called antiarrhythmics. It works by affecting the sodium pump in your body. Digoxin blocks the sodium pump, which causes the sodium to move out of the cells and potassium to move into the cells. This affects your heart rhythm, increases the strength of your heart, and removes excess water from your body.
Lanoxin is manufactured by Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd, India. This drug is available on our website under various different pack sizes. To buy Lanoxin – 0.25 mg tablets online, visit alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of tablets under the following brand name and strength on our website:
- Lanoxin – 0.25 mg tablet
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Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Are allergic to this active ingredient Digoxin or any other ingredients of the medicine
- Have an irregular heartbeat caused by ventricular fibrillation
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant in the near future
- Are a breastfeeding woman
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have any liver problems
- Have had strokes or heart attacks
- Have a history of depression
- Have a low concentration of oxygen in the body
- Have a low levels of potassium or calcium in the blood
- Have high levels of magnesium in the blood
- Have a thyroid problem
- Have diabetes.
- Have any lung problem
- Have Beri-Beri disease
How much to take the drug?
The dosage depends upon your weight, age, your medical history and your response to the treatment. Therefore, the correct dose will be decided by your doctor. The dose should be taken exactly as directed by the doctor. Never take two tablets at one time to double the dose.
How to take the drug?
The drug is to be taken daily with food or without food as prescribed by your doctor. The tablet is to be swallowed with a glass of water. Take this drug exactly as your doctor prescribed to you. Do not break or chew the tablet.
For how long to take it?
You should take the dose until you complete the prescription. Do not stop taking the dose even if you feel better. You should complete the prescribed dose.
In case of an overdose, contact your doctor right away, or get emergency medical attention.
If you miss a dose of Lanoxin, then take it as soon as you remember. Never take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses at almost the same time can lead to excess medication in your body,s which can be harmful.
Side effects of the drug:
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, slow or irregular heart rate, feeling sick, being sick, skin rash that may be itchy, dizziness, blurred vision are the common side effects of Lanoxin. If any of these effects continuing for a long time or the condition become uncontrolled, contact your doctor immediately.
Lanoxin may rarely cause serious side effects such as bruising, stomach pain caused by lack of blood supply or damage to your intestines mental disturbances, confusion, indifferent or unable to judge clearly, weakness, tiredness, breast enlargement in men, loss of appetite, and headache.
Common drug interactions:
You must let your doctor know about your medical history and always carry the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these ones: Pacerone, nexterone, aspirin, Beta blockers such as atenolol, Omeprazole, rabeprazole, erythromycin, clarithromycin, cyclosporine.However, this is incomplete information as mentioning all the details for this drug is quite difficult. There may be other medications that may show interaction with this medicine. Never start a new medication with consulting a doctor.
Things to remember:
- Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if they have similar symptoms as you are having
- Do not use this medication for any other disease without contacting eith the doctor
- In case you do not feel cured and better after completing the medication prescribed by your doctor, then contact your doctor immediately
- Store the medicine at room temperature. Do not freeze it