User Reviews for Digoxin
Also known as: Lanoxin, Digox, Digitek, Cardoxin, Lanoxicaps
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|Atrial Fibrillation||6 reviews||24 medications|
|Heart Failure||3 reviews||122 medications|
|Summary of Digoxin reviews||7.2||9 reviews|
Reviews for Digoxin
For Atrial Fibrillation: "I have suffered from tachycardia for 25 years. I was taking Atenolol 25mg for years until it did not really work anymore. My Harley street heart surgeon told me to take also digoxin 250mg. I noticed right away my heart was beating more regularly, more stable. After two weeks I was thinking was I supposed also take the Atenolol pills. And started also taking them. That was not good, I was back to tachycardia. I went back to see my doctor and told him that it was strange because first I thought that the new medication was working and then it did not work anymore. I asked if I have to take also the old medication Atenolol and he told me "YES". After some time I decided to give up Atenolol and Digoxin works better alone !!!"
For Heart Failure: "It gives me joint pain and I easily get tired. I have also developed gynecomastia they called it man-boobs It made me uncomftable. I really need to stop it. Ill try CO Q10 or hawthorn berry for replacement hope it will work for me."
For Heart Failure: "I have been on digoxin for 25 years for congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation, still going strong with no negative side effects."
For Atrial Fibrillation: "This medication saved my life. I had a heart rate that was so high it didn't register at the hospital. I am now going on 32, I took it every day for one year and have never had heart issues since."
For Atrial Fibrillation: "My 83 y.o. father was started on digoxin for atrial fibrillation. While it did great with controlling his heart rate it also caused him to have marked depression, anorexia and confusion. Thank heavens we went back to his PCP and they stopped it. "
For Atrial Fibrillation: "This drug has caused edema in the lower legs since I have been using it, very painful when I put a finger for pressure on my skin from the knees down to the feet. I am considering going off this medication."
For Atrial Fibrillation: "Please, please, please, help educate patients and families about this medication. My father had been on it for a number of years and developed a toxicity this summer. He passed away within 2 weeks of my taking him to the ER for toxicity. WE had never been informed of things to watch for, he had been taken off of the medication, but then put back on it by mistake by medical professionals at the hospital, at double his previous dose. Reading all of this information available makes me very sad that we were not informed and should have been. Be as proactive as you can!"
Lanoxicaps (digoxin) for Atrial Fibrillation: "This has been an excellent drug for my husband who has had an illeostomy since 1965 and then several years ago developed atrial fib. Because it metabilizes higher in the digestive tract, it was expecially good for someone without a colon. Unfortunately, Glaxo has decided to discontinue these capsules since Mar 2008. We are upset with them and cannot find an equivalent the metabalizes higher in the digestive tract."
For Heart Failure: "It has improved my husband's life. His heart doesn't beat so weak or irregularly. Doctor says it is essential to his remaining heart muscle to beat strong & regular. Has lessened some of the chest discomfort. Only side effect noticed (at initial dose,) was the effect it had on his appetite. Initial dose was w/a.m. meds; but, went all day without eating a thing. I suggested taking w/p.m. dose. Cardiologist approved; works great. Now eats his 3 regulars daily and looks a lot better."
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