Instructions for Use "Digoxin»

«Digoxin" is prescribed for chronic heart failure caused by valvular heart disease, atherosclerotic cardiosclerosis, an overload of the heart muscle at an elevated pressure, arrhythmia.The preparation is available in pharmacies by prescription.The required amount of "Digoxin" for the entire course of treatment and daily doses should be determined by the physician individually in each case.

usually administered to adults up to 1 milligrams of the drug per day (2 admission), administered intravenously at 750 mg per day (3 hours) - at a moderately rapid digitalization.Supportive therapy is: inside - 250-500 mg per day intravenously - 125-250 mg.Treatment at a slow digitalization begin immediately with the maintenance dose - 500 mg per day in one or two stages.

Children are given the drug daily for 50-80 mg per 1 kg of body weight.The specified daily amount "Digoxin" should be applied 3-5 days at rapid digitalization or 6-7 days in the case of a slow digitalization.Next, pass to a maintenance dose which is 10-25 micrograms per day per 1 kg of body weight. Digitization - the process of saturation of the heart muscle digitalis drugs.

contraindications, special conditions of use "Digoxin»

«Digoxin" is contraindicated in glycoside intoxication (overdose of cardiac glycosides), with partial or total disruption of impulse conduction from the atria to the ventricles, in case of hypersensitivity to the drug.During pregnancy, "Digoxin" is used only in cases where the potential benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the child. If necessary, use in women during lactation should monitor the heart rate of the child.

wary drug is used during oxygen starvation of tissues, heart failure with diastolic dysfunction, with electrolyte disturbances, thyroid dysfunction, elderly patients, obesity, kidney, liver failure.During treatment, "Digoxin" should not use contact lenses.

Side effects "Digoxin»

«Digoxin" may cause the following side effects and dangerous complications.On the part of the cardiovascular system may decrease heart rate (bradycardia), heart rhythm disorders.On the part of the digestive system can cause anorexia, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.

the part of the central nervous and peripheral nervous system may cause headache, dizziness, fatigue, possible decrease in visual acuity, flashing "flies" in front of the eyes, depression, confusion, sleep disturbances.With prolonged use may develop endocrine disorders.