Compare digoxin vs. Tambocor

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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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.

3.3/ 5 average rating with 70 reviewsfordigoxin
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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.
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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.
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Used for
  • Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
  • Associated with disabling symptoms; Prophylaxis Paroxysmal atrial flutter
  • Associated with disabling symptoms; Prophylaxis Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia; Prophylaxis Ventricular arrhythmia
  • Life-threatening; Prophylaxis
  • Atrial fibrillation - Chemical cardioversion Brugada syndrome; Diagnosis Cardiac dysrhythmia - Myocardial infarction with complication Fetal tachycardia Supraventricular tachycardia Ventricular arrhythmia
  • Benign Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
Price
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Reviews
70 reviews so far
64%
saidit'sworth it
43%
saiditworked well
31%
saidit'sa big 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 Tambocor (Flecainide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • 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
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