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Lanoxin Syrup Information

Lanoxin Syrup is a prescription drug, available for use as Syrup. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Heart Failure, Arrhythmia. Lanoxin Syrup also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Lanoxin Syrup depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Lanoxin Syrup as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Lanoxin Syrup are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Lanoxin Syrup is Severe for pregnant women and Safe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Lanoxin Syrup's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Lanoxin Syrup related warnings section.

Lanoxin Syrup can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Lanoxin Syrup in conditions like Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate), Hypercalcemia. The section on Lanoxin Syrup contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for Lanoxin Syrup have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Lanoxin Syrup is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Lanoxin Syrup Benefits & Uses

Lanoxin Syrup is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Lanoxin Syrup Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Geriatric
  • Disease: Arrhythmia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
Adult
  • Disease: Arrhythmia
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 6 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Initially given 17.5 mcg/kg for 3 dose, Tablet dose are also same
Neonates (0 to 1 month)
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Initially given 17.5 mcg/kg for 3 dose, Tablet dose are also same

Lanoxin Syrup Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lanoxin Syrup safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Lanoxin. If you are pregnant, do not take Lanoxin without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Lanoxin Syrup safe during breastfeeding?


    Lanoxin is safe for breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Lanoxin Syrup on the Kidneys?


    Lanoxin may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lanoxin Syrup on the Liver?


    Information about safety of Lanoxin for the liver is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Lanoxin Syrup on the Heart?


    Lanoxin has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Lanoxin Syrup Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lanoxin Syrup unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Lanoxin Syrup

  • Is this Lanoxin Syrup habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Lanoxin Syrup is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Lanoxin Syrup can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Lanoxin Syrup is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Lanoxin Syrup is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Lanoxin Syrup Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Lanoxin Syrup


    Taking Lanoxin Syrup with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Lanoxin Syrup


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Lanoxin Syrup.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Lanoxin Syrup

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Lanoxin?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Take Lanoxin once daily or as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Precautions must be taken in patients with hypertension, heart block, and improper kidney function.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Lanoxin with diltiazem?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Avoid taking Lanoxin with diltiazem at the same time. Because diltiazem can increase the concentration of digoxin in the blood which requires an adjustment in the dosage of digoxin but you can them together only if it is advised by your doctor.

Question over 5 years ago

Can Lanoxin cause diarrhea?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Lanoxin may cause diarrhea. It is a common side effect of this drug. If you are experiencing diarrhea after taking this drug then you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Lanoxin cause weight loss?

Dr. OP Kholwad MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Lanoxin can cause weight loss if it is taken in higher doses. Weight loss occurs especially in children and older age group (Geriatric). However, if you are experiencing rapid weight loss then discuss it with your doctor instantly.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Lanoxin?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

Lanoxin is a brand name of digoxin and it is available in the form of a tablet, injection, syrup, and oral solution. It belongs to the class of drug called cardiac glycosides. It is a prescription drug that is used for the treatment of heart failure and irregular heartbeat ( Arrhythmia).



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 430-433

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 512-519

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lanoxin® (digoxin)

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Sigmaxin (digoxin)

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