Compare Edecrin vs. Digoxin

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Edecrin
(ethacrynic acid)

Lanoxin
(digoxin)

Coming soon.Improves heart pumping. Digoxin is a good backup for treating heart failure symptoms, but it doesn't, by itself, lower your risk of death.
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Have you used Edecrin (ethacrynic acid)?
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Reviews for Lanoxin (digoxin)
64%
+64% better vs. Edecrin (ethacrynic acid)
43%
+43% better vs. Edecrin (ethacrynic acid)
31%
-31% worse vs. Edecrin (ethacrynic acid)
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Side effects
EdecrinDigoxin

We haven’t found good data for Edecrin side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Edecrin »
  • Any side effect 20%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Mental disturbances 4%
  • Nausea 1%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Death 1%
  • Side effects requiring hospitalization 1%
  • Abnormally fast heart beat 2%
  • Vomiting 2%
More Digoxin side effects »
How it works
EdecrinDigoxin
Coming soon.Digoxin helps your heart work more efficiently. It makes your heart pump slower and stronger, which helps it get more blood and oxygen out to your body and organs.
Type of medication
EdecrinDigoxin
Prescription only
Available as
EdecrinDigoxin
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Used for
EdecrinDigoxin
  • Edema
Risk factors for serious side effects
EdecrinDigoxin
Coming soon.
  • History of heart problems
  • Drug interactions
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
  • Low body weight, advanced age, impaired renal function, electrolyte imbalances
  • Overactive or underactive thyroid
  • Aspirin allergy
  • Electrocardioversion
Detailed Lanoxin (digoxin) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Interactions
EdecrinDigoxin
No interactions related info.
  • Tell your doctor about other medicines you're taking to avoid drug interactions.
Upsides and benefits
EdecrinDigoxin
Coming soon
  • Used for some abnormal heart rhythms, and for heart failure that can't be controlled by other medications.
  • Relieves shortness of breath, and makes it easier to be active without having symptoms.
  • In studies, Digoxin lowered the risk of having to be admitted to the hospital for worsening heart failure.
Downsides and risks
EdecrinDigoxin
Coming soon
  • For heart failure, relieves symptoms, but does not lower the risk of death. That's why it's usually used together with other heart failure medicines that do lower the risk of death.
  • Requires blood tests, especially during the first few weeks of treatment.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
EdecrinDigoxin
Coming soon
  • Take it at the same time every day.
  • Drink plenty of water while taking this medicine.
  • Requires routine blood tests to make sure you have the right amount of Digoxin in your body.
  • Tell your doctor about other medicines you're taking to avoid drug interactions.
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