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Chemical Name: DIGOXIN (di-JOX-in)

Common uses
This medicine is a cardiac glycoside used to treat heart failure and some irregular heart rhythms.

Before using
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking acarbose, amphotericin B, aminoglycoside, macrolide or tetracycline antibiotics; amiodarone; cholestyramine; colestipol; cyclosporine; diltiazem; indomethacin; itraconazole; loop or thiazide diuretics; penicillamine; propafenone; quinidine; quinine; verapamil; or medicine for cancer or thyroid conditions. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have a history of ventricular fibrillation. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.

Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE within 1 hour of food high in fiber. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and remember the same day, take the missed dose. If you do not remember until the next day or if it is more than 12 hours since your missed dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

DO NOT STOP TAKING THIS MEDICINE without first checking with your doctor. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy.

Possible side effects
CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience confusion, restlessness, agitation, unusual tiredness or weakness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, or changes in vision. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include changes in vision, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, weakness, and irregular heartbeat.

Additional information
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF YOU WILL BE USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, be sure to obtain necessary refills before your supply runs out.