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Lanoxin (Digoxin) is also know by the generic name Digoxin and can be prescribed to treat heart failure and cases of irregular heart beat. Digoxin is known as a cardiac glyxosides and helps reduce stress on the heart to allow a more regular heart beat.
Lanoxin (Digoxin) is taken orally with or without food once a day. Dosage and schedule can depend on your current medical condition, response to treatment, body weight, and age. Make sure to use Lanoxin regularly and do not stop taking this medication unless directed by your doctor.
When taking Lanoxin (Digoxin) avoid foods high in fiber. Lanoxin has troubles being absorbed in the body with a fiber rich diet. It is best to take your dose of Lanoxin roughly two hours after eating a high fiber meal. If you are taking other medication such as cholestyramine, colestipol, or psyllium allow at least two hours before taking those medications after having had a dose of Lanoxin (Digoxin). Speak with your doctor for help scheduling any other medications you are currently taking with Lanoxin.
Before taking Lanoxin (Digoxin) speak with your doctor regarding known allergies as there are ingredients that could induce an allergic reaction. Speak with your doctor about prior medical conditions relating to kidney or thyroid problems. Disclose any medications and supplements to ensure there are no interactions while taking Lanoxin.
You may feel dizzy or have blurred vision while Lanoxin. Do not operate heavy machinery or drive a vehicle until you know it is safe to do so. Avoid alcohol and cannabis as they can exasperate the dizzying effects. Speak with your doctor about the acceptable limits of these substances.
Some common side can include:
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weakness, dizziness, headache, anxiety, depression, slow heart rate (bradycardia), enlarged or tender breasts in men, skin rash
More serious side can also include:
mental/mood changes, vision changes (such as blurred or yellow/green vision).
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help managing any side effects that become too severe during your treatment with Lanoxin. If you experience any serious side effects contact your doctor for additional medical treatment.
Q: Can I take this medication while pregnant?
A: You should consult your doctor to discuss the risk involved with taking Lanoxin while pregnant. This medication can pass into the breast milk of a nursing mother. It is recommended to consult with your doctor before using this medication while breast feeding.
Q: How should I store Lanoxinf?
A: This should be stored at room temperature away from children and pets. Never dispose this medication in wastewater. If you are unsure of how to safely dispose unwanted or expired medications speak with your local pharmacist for disposal options.
Q: What if I miss a dose?
A: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your missed does is close to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the scheduled dose to avoid double dosing
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