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Lanoxin (digoxin) is effective at treating heart failure symptoms, but it doesn't lower your risk of death compared to other heart failure medicines.
Isosorbide mononitrate is good for chest pain, but you have to be able to stick to your dosing schedule or it won't work as well.
- 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.
- Prevents heart-related chest pain (angina) from the narrowing of heart blood vessels (coronary artery disease).
- 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.
- You can develop tolerance to this medicine over time, which means that the same dose becomes less effective. You have to stick to a really specific dosing schedule to prevent this from happening.
- Headaches are normal with this medicine and they go away as your body gets used to it, but they can be severe or not tolerable for some people.
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- Mental disturbances4%
- Increased heart rate2%
- Irregular heartbeat
- History of heart problems
- Drug interactions
- Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
- Digoxin toxicity
- Low body weight
- Elderly (>65 years old)
- Worsening kidney function
- Electrolyte imbalances
- Thyroid imbalance
- Overactive or underactive thyroid
- Low blood pressure
- Concurrent use of erectile dysfunction medicine
- Age 65 years or older
- Alcohol use
- Long term use