What is this medicine?
DIGOXIN (di JOX in) is used to treat congestive heart failure and heart rhythm problems.
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 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
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
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 if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
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
an unusual or allergic reaction to digoxin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
July 17, 2018