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Digoxin, Lanoxin


Digoxin is a cardiac glycoside extracted from the foxglove plant, digitalis


cardiac glycoside


atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, heart failure, paroxysmal atrial tachycardia,

Side Effects

anorexia, atrial tachycardia, AV block, blurred vision, confusion, constipation, diarrhea, drowsiness, fatigue, gynecomastia, headache or migraine, hyperkalemia, hypokalemia, impotence, libido decrease, nausea/vomiting, photophobia, PR prolongation, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), sinus bradycardia, ST-T wave changes, syncope, visual impairment, xanthopsia

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Negative interactions:

Hawthorn has similar effects on the heart.

Horsetail can deplete potassium (one animal study)

Licorice contains glycyrrhizic acid which promotes potassium loss. This may increase digoxin toxicity

Siberian Ginseng
Siberian Ginseng may interfere with digoxin readings causing false high levels.

St JohnÕs Wort
St JohnÕs Wort decreases levels of digoxin.

Positive interactions:

Digoxin may increase calcium loss causing depletion.

Low levels of magnesium can increase digoxin toxicity. Take at a different time.




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