Compare Edecrin vs. digoxin

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Edecrin (Ethacrynic Acid)

Lanoxin (digoxin)

Prescription only
No information currently available
Improves heart pumping.

Lanoxin (digoxin) is effective at treating heart failure symptoms, but it doesn't lower your risk of death compared to other heart failure medicines.

4.4/ 7 average rating with 70 reviewsfordigoxin
Upsides
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  • Lanoxin (digoxin) is used for abnormal heart rhythms, and for heart failure that can't be controlled by other medications.
  • Lanoxin (digoxin) does not need dose adjustments with people with liver problems.
  • Lanoxin (digoxin) is available in a generic form.
  • Lanoxin (digoxin) can be taken once daily.
Downsides
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  • Lanoxin (digoxin) relieves heart failure symptoms, but doesn't lower your risk of death. It's usually used together with other medicines that help lower the risk of death in heart failure.
  • Use of Lanoxin (digoxin) requires blood tests, especially during the first few weeks of treatment to monitor drug level in the body.
  • If your blood levels of Lanoxin (digoxin) are too high, it can be life threatening.
  • Lanoxin (digoxin) is usually not an option for people with kidney problems.
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Dosage forms
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  • Pill
  • Liquid
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70 
64%
think this treatment is worth it
43%
think this treatment works well
31%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Edecrin (Ethacrynic Acid) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
9possible side effects
  • Dizziness
    5%
  • Mental disturbances
    4%
  • Nausea
    3%
  • Diarrhea
    3%
  • Headache
    3%
  • Death
    3%
  • Increased heart rate
    2%
  • Vomiting
    2%
  • Rash
    2%
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Risks and warnings
No information currently available
  • Irregular heartbeat

    History of heart problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Digoxin toxicity

    Low body weight

    ...and 3 more risk factors

  • Thyroid imbalance

    Overactive or underactive thyroid

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