Lanoxin

(digoxin)

3.3/ 5 average rating with 70 reviewsfordigoxin
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Improves heart pumping.

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Our bottom line

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

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Quick facts about digoxin
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (digoxin)

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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How it works

Lanoxin (digoxin) increases the calcium available to your heart cells, helping your heart work more efficiently. This allows your heart to pump slower and stronger, delivering more blood and oxygen to the rest of your body.

Quick facts about digoxin
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (digoxin)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
People’s experience with digoxin

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What to expect when you take Lanoxin (digoxin) for Atrial fibrillation

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  • Possible side effects
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased heart rate
  • Irregular heart beat
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Side effect rates for Lanoxin (digoxin)

From 248 clinical trials of digoxin when taken for null
  • Dizziness
    5%5%
    4%4%
  • Mental disturbances
    4%4%
    1%1%
  • Nausea
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Diarrhea
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Headache
    3%3%
    3%3%
  • Death
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Increased heart rate
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Vomiting
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Rash
    2%2%
    1%1%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of digoxin.

Lanoxin (digoxin)
Placebo

People taking digoxin felt side effect more

People taking digoxin felt side effect less

No difference

Risks and Warnings for Lanoxin (digoxin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of heart problems
    • Drug interactions
    • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

    Lanoxin (digoxin) can cause abnormal heart rhythms, especially if you have a rare condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Talk to your doctor if you have this condition.

Common concerns from people taking Lanoxin (digoxin)

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Interactions
  • Tell your doctor about other medicines you're taking to avoid drug interactions.
Kidneys and liver
  • Lanoxin (digoxin) is usually not an option for people with kidney problems.