Lanoxin 0.25mg Injection

Introduction

Lanoxin 0.25mg Injection is a medicine used for the emergency treatment of heart failure and abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). It helps to provide symptomatic relief by making the heart pump blood more efficiently. It helps in arrhythmia by restoring a steady and normal heartbeat.

Lanoxin 0.25mg Injection is administered under the supervision of a doctor. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of the medicine for you. Doctor may closely monitor your blood pressure, heart rate and ECG till you became stable. You should continue all your other medicines that are advised by the doctor for your long-term treatment even after this injection.

Common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and visual disturbances. Consult your doctor if these effects bother you. This medicine is used with caution for some people. Thus, you must inform the doctor if you are suffering from any kidney disease. Also, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and about all the other medications that you are taking regularly.

Uses of Lanoxin Injection

  • Heart failure
  • Arrhythmia

Side effects of Lanoxin Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lanoxin

  • Visual impairment
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats)

How to use Lanoxin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Lanoxin Injection works

Lanoxin 0.25mg Injection is a cardiac glycoside. It works by correcting irregular heartbeat to a normal rhythm and increases the force with which the heart muscle contracts with every heartbeat. This makes the heart pump more efficiently and increases blood circulation throughout the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lanoxin 0.25mg Injection.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lanoxin 0.25mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lanoxin 0.25mg Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Lanoxin 0.25mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Lanoxin 0.25mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lanoxin 0.25mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests, potassium, magnesium and calcium levels is advisable while you are taking this medicine.

Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lanoxin 0.25mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lanoxin 0.25mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Lanoxin Injection?

If you miss a dose of Lanoxin 0.25mg Injection, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.