What may interact with Digoxin?
-antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS like ritonavir and saquinavir
-certain antibiotics like azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, gentamicin, neomycin, trimethoprim, and tetracycline
-certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat
-certain medicines for cancer
-certain medicines for cholesterol like atorvastatin, cholestyramine, and colestipol
-certain medicines for diabetes, like acarbose, exenatide, miglitol, and metformin
-certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole
-certain medicines for stomach problems like omeprazole, esomeprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole, metoclopramide, and sucralfate
-NSAIDS, medicines for pain and inflammation, like celecoxib, ibuprofen, or naproxen
-St. John''s Wort
What should I tell my health care provider before I take Digoxin?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-certain heart rhythm disorders
-heart disease or recent heart attack
-kidney or liver disease
-an unusual or allergic reaction to digoxin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using Digoxin?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Do not stop taking this medicine without the advice of your doctor or health care professional, even if you feel better. Do not change the brand you are taking, other brands may affect you differently.
Check your heart rate and blood pressure regularly while you are taking this medicine. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your heart rate and blood pressure should be, and when you should contact him or her. Your doctor or health care professional also may schedule regular blood tests and electrocardiograms to check your progress.
Watch your diet. Less digoxin may be absorbed from the stomach if you have a diet high in bran fiber.
Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds or allergies without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients can increase possible side effects.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.