Digoxin is used for treating heart failure and slowing the heart rate in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation, a type of abnormal heart rhythm. It may also be used for certain conditions as determined by your doctor.
How to use
Use Digoxin as directed by your doctor.
Take Digoxin by mouth with or without food.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Digoxin.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Digoxin is a digitalis glycoside. It works by increasing the force of contraction of the heart and slowing the heart rate.
Take the missed dose up to 12 hours late. If more than 12 hours have passed, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do Not take a double dose of this medication.
Store Digoxin between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Digoxin out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Do not use Digoxin if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Digoxin or other digitalis medicines;
you have Beriberi heart disease;
you have certain types of heart rhythm problems, such as ventricular fibrillation.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.