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[DELETED]Digoxin Side Effects

Digoxin is a medication prescribed for patients with heart failure or an irregular heart beat. There are potential side effects of Digoxin--some severe--which you should report to your doctor.

Digoxin is a medication prescribed for patients with heart failure or an irregular heart beat.  There are potential side effects of Digoxin--some severe--which you should report to your doctor.


Cause

Too great of an amount of the medication in your body can cause side effects associated with Digoxin, according to familydoctororg.  Pay close attention to any potential symptoms.

Your doctor may need to adjust the dosage. 


Misconceptions

According to familydoctororg, it can take weeks for Digoxin to work in your body.  Hence, you should not mistakenly think that you are not getting enough medication and increase the dosage without consulting with your physician.


Symptoms

Symptoms of an overdose of Digoxin may include diarrhea, fatigue, confusion, vision changes, drowsiness, abdominal pain, appetite changes, irregular heart beat, nausea and vomiting. 


Effects

Do not stop skip doses or stop taking Digoxin without your doctor’s permission.  According to familydoctororg, such actions actually can worsen your heart condition.


Warning

According to familydoctororg, you should call your doctor immediately if you experience breathing difficulties, sudden foot or ankle swelling, dizziness, heart rate changes, frequent urination, faintness, or a pulse that exceeds 100 beats per minute. 

About the Author

Kristeen Cherney began writing healthy lifestyle and education articles in 2008. Since then, her work has appeared in various online publications, including Healthline.com, Ideallhealth.com and FindCollegeInfo.com. Cherney holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Florida Gulf Coast University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in English.