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Digoxin Solution for injection

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

  • confusion

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

  • headache

  • 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

  • diarrhea

What may interact with this medicine?

  • alprazolam

  • beta blockers or calcium-channel blockers, often used for high blood pressure or heart problems

  • calcium, magnesium, or potassium salts

  • diet pills (stimulants) or drugs used to control weight

  • diuretics

  • indomethacin

  • itraconazole

  • medicines to control heart rhythm like dofetilide, amiodarone, sotalol, and others

  • quinine

  • rifampin

  • spironolactone

  • succinylcholine

  • thyroid hormones

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

  • kidney disease

  • liver disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to digoxin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.