My dad has a lot of side effects he is 125mg the doctor said you have been on 250mg is that right not less 100mg Can you help me he is 81 years old.
Julian he is on the lowest dose available in pills. The best thing for you would be to see to it that he has a digoxin blood level done and you can see its where it should be. The major side effects of too much dig is no appetite and nausea and vomiting.
DIGITEK (digoxin tablets) is supplied as 125-mcg (0.125-mg) or 250-mcg (0.25-mg) tablets for oral administration. It is not MILLIGRAMS (mg), it is MICROgrams (mcg). If he was given 125MG, it would kill him. Digoxin is derived from the leaves of a digitalis plant. Digoxin helps make the heart beat stronger and with a more regular rhythm. Digoxin is used to treat congestive heart failure. Digoxin is also used to treat atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder of the atria (the upper chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow into the heart). Digoxin may also be used for other purposes
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
fast, slow, or uneven heart rate;
bloody or black, tarry stools;
blurred vision, yellowed vision; or
confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior.
Less serious side effects may include:
mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
feeling weak or dizzy;
enlarged breasts in men; or
mild skin rash.
Do not stop taking digoxin without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse. Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise, in hot weather, or by not drinking enough fluids. Digoxin overdose can occur more easily if you are dehydrated.
There are many other medicines that can interact with digoxin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list with you of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor or other health care provider who treats you. Your father is on a very low dose and people who are prescribed this medication NEED this medication or they could die without it. It is VERY important to take it properly. You dont mention what problems your father is having but I could almost bet it is his illness and not the medication causing problems.
- Digoxin Information for Consumers
- Digoxin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Digoxin (detailed)
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