What is Digoxin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Lanoxin Digitek Lanacrist

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Digoxin is a treatment for various heart conditions including congestive heart failure, extracted from the foxglove plant digitalis. It helps in the control of heartrate in atrial fibrillation or flutter by decreasing the conductivity of the heart's muscle fibres.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Atrial fibrillation 36 13
Congestive heart failure 21 4
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 5 1
Support heart health 4 0
Mitral valve regurgitation 3 0

Show all 12 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 4
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Digoxin

Side effect Patients
Sinus bradycardia 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Digoxin

Dosage Patients
125 mcg (0.125 mg) daily 5
0.25 mg daily 3
2 x 50 mcg (0.05 mg) daily 1
0.125 mg daily 1
250 mcg (0.25 mg) daily 1
500 mcg (0.5 mg) daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Digoxin

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 11
Side effects too severe 5
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
See all 18 patients who've stopped taking Digoxin

Duration

Currently taking Digoxin

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Digoxin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 18
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 12
Not specified 8

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Digoxin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Amiodarone (Arycor) 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Digoxin.