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Lanoxin Tablet Information

Lanoxin Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Heart Failure, Arrhythmia are some of its major therapeutic uses. Lanoxin Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Lanoxin Tablet. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Lanoxin Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Lanoxin Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Lanoxin Tablet has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Safe effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Lanoxin Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Lanoxin Tablet is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate), Hypercalcemia are examples of such conditions. The section on Lanoxin Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Lanoxin Tablet with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Lanoxin Tablet is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Lanoxin Tablet Benefits & Uses

Lanoxin Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Lanoxin Tablet 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
Adult
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.25 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, dose may rarely increase 0.375-0.5 mg/day
Geriatric
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.25 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, dose may rarely increase 0.375-0.5 mg/day
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • 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: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, Initially given 17.5 mcg/kg for 3 dose

Lanoxin Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lanoxin Tablet 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 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Lanoxin is safe for breastfeeding women.

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


    Lanoxin may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lanoxin Tablet 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 Tablet on the Heart?


    Lanoxin has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Lanoxin Tablet Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Lanoxin Tablet

  • Is this Lanoxin Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Lanoxin Tablet 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 Tablet can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Lanoxin Tablet 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 Tablet is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Lanoxin Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Lanoxin Tablet


    Taking Lanoxin Tablet with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Lanoxin Tablet


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

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Lanoxin Tablet

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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