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- 1 The Brand Name DIGOX Has Generic Salt :: Digoxin
- 2 DIGOX Is From Company Zydus Cadila Priced :: Rs. 1.95
- 3 DIGOX have Digoxin is comes under Sub class Drugs for Cardiac Failure , Shock of Main Class Cardiovascular System
- 4 Main Medicine Class:: Cardiovascular System Sub Medicine Class :: Drugs for Cardiac Failure , Shock
- 5 Disclaimer ::
- 6 The Information available on this site is for only Informational Purpose , before any use of this information please consult your Doctor .Price of the drugs indicated above may not match to real price due to many possible reasons may , including local taxes etc.. These are only approximate indicative prices of the drug.
The Brand Name DIGOX Has Generic Salt :: Digoxin
DIGOX Is From Company Zydus Cadila Priced :: Rs. 1.95
DIGOX have Digoxin is comes under Sub class Drugs for Cardiac Failure , Shock of Main Class Cardiovascular System
Main Medicine Class:: Cardiovascular System Sub Medicine Class :: Drugs for Cardiac Failure , Shock
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Indications for Drugs ::
Heart failure, Supraventricular arrhythmias, Atrial fibrillation and Atrial flutter
Drug Dose ::
Adult: PO Heart failure; Supraventricular arrhythmias Rapid digitalisation: Loading dose: 0.75-1.5 mg in the 1st 24 hr. Slow digitilisation: 250 mcg 1-2 times/day. Uusal maintenance: 125-250 mcg/day. Child: Neonate <1.5 kg: Initial: 25 mcg/kg/day in 3 divided doses for 24 hr, then 4-6 mcg/kg/day in 1-2 divided doses; neonate 1.5-2.5 kg: Initial: 30 mcg/kg/day in 3 divided doses for 24 hr, then 4-6 mcg/kg/day in 1-2 divided doses; Neonate >2.5 kg and child 1 mth-2 yr: Initial: 45 mcg/kg/day in 3 divided doses for 24 hr, then 10 mcg/kg/day in 1-2 divided doses. 2-5 yr: Initial: 35 mcg/kg/day in 3 divided doses for 24 hr, then 10 mcg/kg/day in 1-2 divided doses. 5-10 yr: Initial: 25 mcg/kg/day (max: 750 mcg/day) in 3 divided doses for 24 hr, then 6 mcg/kg/day (max: 250 mcg/day) in 1-2 divided doses. 10-18 yr: Initial: 0.75-1.5 mg/day in 3 divided doses for 24 hr, then 62.5-750 mcg/day in 1-2 divided doses. Reduce doses if patient has been given cardiac glycoside in the preceding 2 wk. Adult: IV Emergency heart failure For patients who have not received cardiac glycosides in the previous 2 wk: 0.5-1 mg via infusion as a single dose or in divided doses. Maintenance: Usually via oral admin.
Digitalis toxicity, ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation, obstructive cardiomyopathy. Arrhythmias due to accessory pathways (e.g. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome).
Drug Precautions ::
Cardiac dysrhythmias, hypokalaemia, hypertension, IHD, hypercalcaemia, hypomagnesaemia, electroconversion, chronic cor pulmonale, aortic valve disease, acute myocarditis, congestive cardiomyopathies, constrictive pericarditis, heart block, elderly, renal impairment, abnormalities in thyroid function; pregnancy. IV digoxin can only be given to patients who have not received cardiac glycosides in the preceding 2 wk.
Drug Side Effects ::
Extra beats, anorexia, nausea and vomiting. Diarrhoea in elderly, confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, restlessness, nervousness, agitation and amnesia, visual disturbances, gynaecomastia, local irritation (IM/SC inj), rapid IV admin may lead to vasocostriction and transient hypertension. Potentially Fatal: Cardiac arrhythmias in combination with heart block.
Pregnancy category ::
Drug Mode of Action ::
Digoxin is a cardiac glycoside which has positive inotropic activity characterized by an increase in the force of myocardial contraction. It also reduces the conductivity of the heart through the atrioventricular (AV) node. Digoxin also exerts direct action on vascular smooth muscle and indirect effects mediated primarily by the autonomic nervous system and an increase in vagal activity.
Drug Interactions ::
Effectiveness reduced by phenytoin, neomycin, sulphasalazine, kaolin, pectin, antacids and in patients receiving radiotherapy. Metoclopramide may alter the absorption of solid dosage forms of digoxin. Blood levels increased by calcium channel blockers, spironolactone, quinidine and calcium salts. Potentially Fatal: Electrolyte imbalances such as hypokalaemia and hypomagnesemia (e.g. admin of potassium-losing diuretics, corticosteroids) can increase the risk of cardiac toxicity.