Lanoxin (Digoxin)

Lanoxin belongs to the pharmacotherapeutic group: Cardiovascular.
Cardiotonic. Digitalis and is indicated for:
Heart failure: treatment of chronic heart failure in cases where the
systolic failure is dominant. Its therapeutic benefit is greater in patients
with ventricular dilatation.
Lanoxin is specifically indicated when heart failure is accompanied
by atrial fibrillation.
Supraventricular arrhythmias: treatment of certain supraventricular arrhythmias,
particularly chronic atrial fibrillation and flutter.

Do not take Lanoxin:

Do not take Lanoxin if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to digoxin or other glycosides
digitalis, as well as any other component Lanoxin;
Lanoxin should not be used in patients with certain heart problems. The
Your physician will check your medical history before prescribing you this medicine.
If in doubt contact your doctor.

Take special care to Lanoxin:

Some diseases can alter the mode of action of digoxin. In some cases it may
be more likely to manifest adverse effects which may be severe. Can
need to be seen by a physician more regularly or need a
reduction of the dose of digoxin. Tell your doctor if any of these apply
situations:

– Have recently had a heart attack or other heart problem before;
– If you have thyroid problems;
– If you have severe breathing problems;
– If you have or have ever had kidney disease.

While stowing taking Lanoxin, you may need to have regular blood checks
to verify any changes or amount of digoxin in the bloodstream.
You may need to change the dose is administered. This is particularly
important in the elderly or in individuals who have or have had kidney disease.

If you have to take an exam called the heart electrocardiogram (ECG),
tell that you are taking Lanoxin, as this medicine may change the meaning of
results.

By taking Lanoxin with other medications

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken
other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription, including
herbal medicines such as St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) and
vitamins. Digoxin interferes with many different medications. Other
drugs that can be administered may increase or decrease the effect of
Lanoxin. This can lead to digoxin does not act properly, can increase the
probability of triggering side effects or side effects may make the
more severe.

By taking Lanoxin with food and drink:

Lanoxin may be taken with most foods. However you should avoid taking
with fiber-rich foods because the amount absorbed after a dose by
Oral can be reduced.

Pregnancy and lactation
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.