Digoxin Side Effects

Digoxin side effects are dizziness, drowsiness, headache, loss of appetite and some other.
This medicine is used to treat heart failure and heart arrhythmia and many other heart conditions. It is obtained from foxglove plant. Brand names of Digoxin are:
Cardoxin.
Lanoxin.
Lanoxicaps.
Digitek.
You can choose this drugs tablets, capsules or liquid. The use of this medicine used to be very popular. Now it is controversial. It wasn’t as benefit in congestive heart failure treating as expected. Therefore, today there are many other medicines which has the same side effects as Digoxin.
As many other drugs this medicine has side effects too. They are more common in patients who have potassium deficiency. It can be:

Digoxin Side Effects

Digoxin Side Effects

Digoxin

Digoxin

Dizziness.
Drowsiness.
Headache.
Loss of appetite.
Blue or yellow vision.
Rash.
Itching.
Swelling of the tongue.
Feet and hands.
Vomiting.
Nausea.
Stomach ache.
Diarrhea.
Difficult breathing.
Weakness.
Mood changes.
Weight gain.
Depression.
Nightmares.
Insomnia.
Allergic reactions, because of using this medication, are very rare, as well as:
Amnesia.
Convulsions.
Tachycardia.
Heart block.
It is believed that a well-known painter Van Gogh painted several paintings influenced by Digoxin. His paintings “Yellow Period”, “Starry Night”, “Portrait of Dr. Gachet” reflects Digoxin side effects such as blurry vision, yellow-geen halos, bad color perception.
Most patients don’t feel any Digoxin side effects. Despite that, you should follow all instructions how to use Digitek. Some factors can change the affect of it. Your doctor should know, if you are allergic to Digoxin or Digitoxin. Also he should know are you taking other medication such as diuretics, antibiotics or calcium. Other medicines can change Digoxin side effects. Very dangerous reactions are with verapamil, epinephrine, erythromycin,  and amiodarone. Tell the doctor your medical history,  if you have kidney, thyroid problems, a cancer, heart arrhythmia, surgeries.
Children, pregnant women and people under 65 years belongs to risk group. Higher doses of this drug can cause them serious health problems. Children and infants are more sensitive to this medicine. Especially it can effect their heartbeat. You should avoid driving a car.  This medicine can make you feel sleepy. Interaction with alcohol is also dangerous. You may need to follow a special low-salt diet and potassium supplements.
Overdose leads to severe nausea, vomiting, fainting, diarrhea, irregular heartbeat. In 2003, Charles Cullen killed 40 hospital patients with overdoses this drug.
It is important to take always the same  brand of this drug. Different brands have different dosage of Digoxin. The Press published several reports few years ago that some tablets of Digitek had different Digoxin concentration.
Don’t stop taking this medicament without doctor’s recommendations. This drug just helps to control the heart rate. It doesn’t cure.
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