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Lanoxin
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(digoxin)

Lanoxin (digoxin)

Prescription only

Lasix (Furosemide)

Prescription only
1 of 7 alternatives
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.

Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body.

Lasix (Furosemide) is a very effective water pill and it'll certainly make you go to the bathroom more often.

Upsides
  • 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.
  • A strong diuretic (water pill) that works well to get rid of extra fluids in your body through urination.
  • Lowers your blood pressure and your risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Works better than thiazide diuretics (like Hydrochlorothiazide) at removing harmful levels of certain electrolytes, such as potassium.
  • Okay to take if you have kidney problems.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • Makes you urinate very frequently.
  • Can cause low levels of important electrolytes, such as potassium.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
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Reviews
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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371 
67%
think this treatment is worth it
47%
think this treatment works well
16%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
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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The Lasix (Furosemide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • 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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  • Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance

    Current electrolyte imbalance

  • Severe allergic reactions

    History of sulfa allergies

  • Hearing problems

    Current kidney problems

    ...and 3 more risk factors

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