Buy Lanoxin Online
Product Code: PR10550
Generic Lanoxin is a medication that improves the heart contractions, used in treatment of heart failure. The active substance is extracted from the leaves of a plant called Digitalis lanata. The extracts of various Digitalis plants have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Generic Lanoxin is used in treatment of heart failure, usually in combination with other medications, and it can also be prescribed for some types of irregular heartbeat. Treating irregular heartbeat is important since it reduces the chance of clotting, which in turn reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Classification and Mechanism of Action
The active ingredient of Generic Lanoxin is digoxin, extracted from the leaves of Digitalis lanata. This drug belongs to the class of cardiac glycosides. Its exact mechanism of action is not absolutely clear, however it is certain that it affects sodium and potassium inside the heart cells reduces the strain on the heart and this assures a healthy, strong and regular heartbeat.
Looking after it
Generic Lanoxin should be stored in a dry, dark place at room temperature, away from the reach of children, and used before its expiration date.
How to take it
Generic Lanoxin 250 mcg is taken orally, preferably two hours before or after meals, especially if your diet is rich in fibers. This drug is taken once per day.
The usual maintenance dose for adults and children over the age of 10 is 3.4 to 5.1 mcg per kilogram of body weight. The loading dose is somewhat lower and ranges from 10 to 15 mcg/kg. This drug is administered once daily in dosages indicated by your doctor.
Never take more than the recommended dosage of Generic Lanoxin. The signs of an overdose may include severe nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, very fast or irregular heartbeat and fainting.
If you happen to miss a dose, take the drug as soon as you can, but not if the time for the next scheduled dose is near. Do not take a double dose.
Warnings and Precautions
Before taking Generic Lanoxin, tell your doctor if you are suffering from kidney or liver problems, thyroid problems, if you are taking water pills, antibiotics, NSAIDs, azole antifungals, amiodarone and cyclosporine. Elderly people, infants and children may be more sensitive to this medication. Generic Lanoxin should be used with caution during pregnancy and the breastfeeding period.
Possible Side Effects
Common side effects of Generic Lanoxin include nausea, vomiting, headache, stomach upset, loss of appetite and diarrhea. These side effects are not considered serious and they are expected to disappear once you stop using the drug or get used to it. More serious side effects, which need to be reported to a doctor, include fatigue, mental changes, vision changes, very slow or very fast heartbeat and allergic reactions.
Treating irregular heartbeat
Generic Lanoxin is a very useful drug in treatment of irregular heartbeat and in normalization of the heart rhythm. A healthy and normal heartbeat is essential for a healthy, strong heart. Treatment with this medication greatly reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke and other serious conditions. The generic version is just as effective as the brand and in most cases it is cheaper and more available.
When should it not be used?
Generic Lanoxin should not be used in case of previous allergic reactions to digoxin or any of the drug's inactive components.
How long should you take it
Take Generic Lanoxin exactly as your doctor prescribed, for as long as prescribed. Do not stop using this drug on your own.