What is this medicine?
DIGOXIN (di JOX in) is used to treat congestive heart failure and heart rhythm problems.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- certain heart rhythm disorders
- heart disease or recent heart attack
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- an unusual or allergic reaction to digoxin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?
The medicine is for injection or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
What may interact with this medicine?
-antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS like ritonavir and saquinavir
-certain antibiotics like azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, gentamicin, trimethoprim, and tetracycline
-certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat
-certain medicines for cholesterol like atorvastatin
-certain medicines for diabetes, like exenatide and metformin
-certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole
-certain medicines for stomach problems like omeprazole, esomeprazole, lansoprazole, and rabeprazole
-NSAIDS, medicines for pain and inflammation, like celecoxib, ibuprofen, or naproxen
-St. John's Wort
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- changes in behavior, mood, or mental ability
- changes in vision
- fast, irregular heartbeat
- feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
- nausea, vomiting
- unusual bleeding, bruising
- unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- breast enlargement in men and women
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children,
never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.