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What is the differences between Digoxin & Amiodarone?

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Marvell 20 Dec 2009

Digoxin is derived from leaves of a digitalis plant. It helps make the heart beat stronger and with a more regular rhythm.

Digoxin is used to treat congestive heart failure. It 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 Increases force and velocity of myocardial systolic contraction (positive inotropic action), slows heart rate, and decreases conduction through atrioventricular node.

Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic medication that affects the rhythm of heartbeats.

Amiodarone is used to help keep the heart beating normally in people with life-threatening heart rhythm disorders of the ventricles (the lower chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow out of the heart). Amiodarone is used to treat ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation.

Amiodarone hydrochloride is a member of a new class of antiarrhythmic drugs with predominantly Class III (Vaughan Williams' classification) effects. Amiodarone is a benzofuran derivative: 2-butyl-3-benzoturanyl 442-(diethylamino)-ethoicy]-3,5-ciliodophenyi ketone hydrochloride. It is not chemically related to any other available antiarrhythmic drug. free discount card

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