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Digoxin General Information
Digitek (Digoxin) is indicated for the treatment of heart failure. This is usually used along with other medication. This is also used to treat certain types of an irregular heartbeat like chronic atrial fibrillation. Treating heart failure may help maintain your ability to walk and exercise. It will also improve the strength of your heart. Treating an irregular heartbeat can decrease the risk of blood clots. It is an effect that may reduce your risk for a stroke or heart attack.
How does Digitek (Digoxin) work?
Digoxin works directly on the heart muscle. It slows down the rate at which the heartbeats. It also increases the force with which the heart muscle contracts with every heartbeat. This makes each heartbeat more efficient at pumping blood around the body.
Why use Digitek (Digoxin)?
Digitek Tablets contains Digoxin which is a type of medicine called a cardiac glycoside. It is a closely related group of medications having in common specific effects on the myocardium. It exists as an odorless white crystalline. It is practically insoluble in water and freely soluble in pyridine. This drug is supplied as 125mcg or 250mcg for oral administration. Each tablet has the labeled amount of Digoxin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this medication already.
How to use Digitek (Digoxin)?
The dosage is based on your condition, age, weight, and response.
This is to be taken by mouth usually once a day. Take it with a full glass of water. You may take it with or without a meal. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit. If you forget or you do not know when to take it, ask your doctor right away. Follow your doctor’s prescription very carefully.
What are the side-effects of Digitek (Digoxin)?
- Loss of appetite
- Feeling weak
- Feeling weak
- Skin rash
- Enlarged breasts in men
Call your doctor right away if you have these:
- Bloody or black stools
- Blurred vision or yellowed vision
- Fast, slow, or uneven heart rate
- Hallucinations, confusion, or unusual thoughts or behavior
Warnings and Precautions
- You should not share this with others even if they have the same symptoms as yours.
- Do not use this anymore past the expiration date.
- This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
- Limit alcohol beverages while having this treatment.
- Keep this away from heat and moisture.