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DIGOXIN solution

Patient Information

Advise the patient to read the FDA-approved patient labeling (Instructions for Use)

Patients receiving digoxin should be given the following instructions by the physician.

  • Advise patients that digoxin is used to treat heart failure and heart arrhythmias. Digoxin helps the heart beat more efficiently in adults and pediatric patients and decreases the heart rate at rest during abnormal rhythms in adults.
  • Instruct patients to take this medication as directed. The dose of digoxin should not be adjusted without consulting with a physician or other healthcare professional.
  • Advise patients that many drugs can interact with digoxin. Patients should be instructed to inform their doctor and pharmacist if they are taking any over the counter medications, including herbal medication, or are started on a new prescription.
  • The patient should be made aware that blood tests will be necessary to ensure that their digoxin dose is appropriate for them.
  • Advise patients to contact their doctor or a health care professional if they experience nausea, vomiting, persistent diarrhea, confusion, weakness, or visual disturbances (including blurred vision, green-yellow color disturbances, halo effect) as these could be signs that the dose of digoxin may be too high.
  • Advise parents or caregivers that the symptoms of having too high digoxin doses may be difficult to recognize in infants and pediatric patients. Symptoms such as weight loss, failure to thrive in infants, abdominal pain, and behavioral disturbances may be indications of digoxin toxicity.
  • Instruct the patient to monitor and record their heart rate and blood pressure daily.
  • Instruct patients to use the calibrated oral syringe to measure their digoxin dose and to avoid less precise measuring tools, such as teaspoons. For doses less than 0.1 mL, provide another measuring syringe to the patient for accurate dosing, since the provided calibrated oral syringe is not appropriate to measure doses less than 0.1 mL.
  • Instruct women of childbearing potential who become or are planning to become pregnant to consult a physician prior to initiation or continuing therapy with digoxin.

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Issued Date:07/2019

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