Digoxin Elixir Oral Solution
Digoxin is a cardiac glycoside heart medication used to treat certain abnormal heart rhythms and certain types of congestive heart failure in pets. Heart failure is usually associated with a reduced ability of the heart muscle to contract. Drugs that stimulate the contraction of the heart are called cardiotonics or positive inotropic drugs. These drugs work by increasing the availability of calcium to the heart muscle. Digoxin increases contraction strength of the heart, which increases the amount of blood pumped out of the heart. Digoxin will reduce nerve stimulation to the heart that would normally result in an increased heart rate. With less stimulation, the heart rate slows.
Use as directed by your veterinarian.
Possible Side Effects
- Digoxin should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug.
- Digoxin should be avoided in animals with moderate to severe kidney failure, severe lung disease, and certain heart diseases (such as pericardial disease).
- High doses of Digoxin can lead to adverse effects, including cardiac arrhythmias, loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea.
- Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with Digoxin.
Store this medication at room temperature between 59°F and 86°F (15°C and 30°C) and protect from light.
All prescription items are Non-Refundable and Non-Returnable.