Lanoxin is a medicine which will work on the myocardium. It is a group of related drugs and the drugs are present in various kinds of plants. Lanoxin is also called as digoxin and it is derived from the leaves of Digitalis lanata. Digitalis represents the entire group of glycosides. Digoxin is an odorless white crystal which will melt the decomposition above 230-degree centigrade.
Lanoxin, the cardio glycoside comes under the group of drugs which will have a profound impact on the myocardium. Glycosides are made up of 2 portions. They are sugar and cardenolide.
Lanoxin is used to treat heart failures and it will be treated along with other medications.
It can also be used to treat irregular heartbeats such as chronic atrial fibrillation.
Lanoxin is available as 125 mg tablet.
It is meant for oral medication
Each tablet contains the following ingredients:
The following dyes are used in the preparation of the medicine:
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart’s pumping power will decrease. The muscles in the heart will become and it will impact the blood pumping capacity.
The heart failure will happen when there is a build-up of fluid around the heat and it will lead to inefficient heart pumping.
A person will develop CHF if the ventricles have insufficient pumping of blood to the body.
CHF is a life-threatening disease. Blood and other fluids will back up in the abdomen, lungs, liver and lower body when the heart’s pumping capacity decreases. If the accumulation of the blood takes place in various parts of the body, the body will become congested and it will lead to congestive heart failure.
If you find the symptoms of CHF, you should consult the doctor immediately.
Symptoms of CHF
If the condition has become worse, there will be an irregular heartbeat.
If the symptoms are severe
The following symptoms are prominent in children:
Atrial fibrillation is a type of heart disease in which irregular heartbeats are observed. It will lead to decreased blood flow in the body.
When a person is suffering from atrial fibrillation, the atria (upper chambers) will beat in an irregular manner. They will lose coordination with the lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart.
Symptoms of atrial fibrillation
Some people will suffer from atrial fibrillation occasionally while others face it persistently. If a patient is suffering from a permanent type of disease, the heart rhythm cannot be restored.
Medications are required to control artificial fibrillation.
By treating heart failure, there will be a great improvement in the health of the person.
You can get complete information about the timing by asking your pharmacist or doctor.
The dosage of the medication is based on the following factors:
The medication should be used at the same time on a daily basis
You should not stop the medication without consulting the doctor
If you stop the medication in an abrupt manner, there will be a great impact on your health
If there is no improvement in the condition, it should be informed to the doctor
However, there will not be any effect on mortality.
If possible, Lanoxin will be used with other medications such as another diuretic and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.
Increases the myocardial contractility in pediatric patients
It will control the ventricular response rate in adult patients with atrial fibrillation.
The following side effects may be present:
If there is worsening of any of the symptoms listed above, you should consult the doctor immediately.
When you get any of the following side effects, you should consult the doctor on an emergency basis:
It is very rare to witness an allergic reaction to the medicine.
However, if you find the following symptoms, you should inform the doctor immediately:
If you find any other side effects which are not listed here, you should consult the doctor or pharmacist immediately.
The way the medications will work or increase the risk is revealed through the drug interactions.
If the patient has taken an overdose, the doctor should be consulted immediately.
If there are severe side effects such as trouble breathing, the emergency medical assistance should be taken by the patient or caregiver.
The medication should not be shared with others.
The patient should observe the medical and lab appointments as per the schedule.
The blood pressure levels and pulse should be checked regularly (while taking the drug)
Check blood pressure levels – You should check blood pressure levels on a regular basis and the information should be shared with the doctor on a regular basis
If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as you notice it.
You should not double the dose when it is time for the next dose.
You can take the help of your family members or friends to remind the intake of medicine so that you will not miss the medicine.
If you miss the dose for more than 2 days, you should call the doctor to revise the dosage pattern.
What should be avoided after taking the drug?
You should not be dehydrated during the exercise. If you are in hot weather conditions, you should drink plenty of fluids so that you will be hydrated properly.
If you are dehydrated, it will lead to over-dosage. Hence, you should take precautionary steps.
Lanoxin should not be used by patients who are suffering from heart rhythm disorder (ventricular fibrillation). In this condition, the lower chambers of the heart will allow the blood to flow out from the heart.
If medications are effective in dealing with the condition of the patient, surgery or angioplasty will be done. The best procedure will be done as per the current health, age and other factors.
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