Lanoxin Product Description
Lanoxin is a cardiotonic drug with antiarrhythmic activity. Lanoxin is used to treat mild to moderate congestive cardiac failure in children and adults, as well as chronic atrial fibrillation in adults.
Lanoxin is effective in the treatment of atrial fibrillation and cardiac failure association with various risk factors, including but not limited to:
- valvular lesions
- systolic dysfunction
- ventricular dilatation
- atherosclerotic heart disease
- supraventricular dysrhythmias
- paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
The recommended maintenance dose of oral Lanoxin is 0.5mg (500 micrograms) per day. To achieve rapid digitalization, high daily doses of Lanoxin up to 12 mcg per each patient’s kg can be assigned.
In case if you forget to take a regular dose of Lanoxin in time, use it as soon as possible. Be attentive and do not use two doses of this cardiotonic drug at the same time. If you remember about the missed dose of Lanoxin closely to the time of your next dose, skip the forgotten tablet and return to your usual schedule.
Lanoxin can be prescribed instead of other cardiac glycosides and used in combination with medicines for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases of other pharmacological classes including different types of vasoconstrictors, diuretics or vasodilators.
Lanoxin should be stored in an original container in a dry warm place, at temperature between 15°C and 30 °C.
Lanoxin Safety Information
In patients with metabolism disorders or severe heart diseases, Lanoxin may cause violation of the heart rhythm. In elderly and exhausted patients, the risk of arrhythmia caused by Lanoxin is higher than in other groups of patients.
Material about supraventricular arrhythmias and chronic cardiac failure contained in Lanoxin review is general in nature and does not supersede all medical advice, consultation or way of treatment provided by a cardiologist. Using the information about reduction of cardiovascular risks, you agree that the online pharmacy is not responsible for any direct or indirect damage or loss arising from the use of any material provided in Lanoxin review.
Lanoxin Side Effects
In most cases, unwanted effects occur when using high doses of Lanoxin. Therefore, the frequency and intensity of unwanted effects can be controlled by adjusting the dose of this cardiotonic glycoside. The most frequent cardiac effects of Lanoxin are bigeminy, sinus bradycardia, trigeminy, conduction disturbances or arrhythmia.
Less often, Lanoxin may cause various gastrointestinal unwanted effects, such as anorexia, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, intestinal ischemia, nausea, lower stomach pain or vomiting. Very rarely, Lanoxin may cause dizziness, headache, depression, delirium, drowsiness or confusion. Prolonged therapy of Lanoxin may cause gynecomastia.