Lanoxin 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.
Take this drug on doctor's recommendation only.
Lanoxin is for oral intake at the same time.
Be sure to consult your doctor in case if you have any questions on this drug intake.
Drug class and mechanism of action
Lanoxin is foxglove glycoside. It increases the force of heart contractions and delays its frequency.
If you miss drug dosage during its regular intake take missed doze as soon as possible. If it has happened during the time for next doze intake avoid missed doze and follow usual schedule. Double dosage intake is prohibited.
Store this drug at room temperature and keep away from humidity, sun light and children.
Lnoxin intake is prohibited in case if you are allergic to any of its components and other drugs containing foxglove. This drug intake is prohinbited in case of Berry- Berry disease (polyneuritis) and specific dsfuntions of caridac rhythm (ventricle fibrillation).
Consult your doctor immediately in case of contraindications.
Be sure to inform your doctor or dentist on lanoxin intake before getting any medical and dental assistance, urgent medical assistance or surgery.
- During lanoxin intake the patient might be prescribed to codnduct laboratory tests, including electrocardiogram (ECG), electrolithis and digoxin level definition in blood. The resukts can be used for patient\'s condition assessment and side effects revealment Keep laboratory tests results and doctor prescriptions
- Eldery people have to be cautious during lanoxin intake due to increased risk of side effects development.
- Pregnancy and breast feeding: consult your doctor in case of if you got pregnant. Discuss with your doctor the advantages and risks of lanoxin intake during pregancy. This drug get to mother milk Consult your doctor during breast feeding