Digitalis Glycoside
Digitalis Glycoside

Digitalis Glycoside review

Digitalis Glycoside is primarily a heart medication used to treat heart conditions including heart failure, atrial fluttering, and atrial fibrillation. This is a medication that has been purified and modified from the parts of the foxglove plant. Regardless of its medieval origin; its use is almost futuristic. Digitalis Glycoside is used to control the electrical impulses of the heart to make the heart rate more controlled and stable. It slows down the electricity in the AV node (the area of tissue between the atria and ventricles of the heart) so the heart pumps slower and is filled with more blood.

This medication is particularly sensitive to other medications. Since it is very delicate, chemicals in the body sometimes react badly with it. Patients with low potassium levels are at greater risk for toxicity and a negative reaction to the medication. Some medications researchers know react badly with Digitalis Glycoside are: antimalarial medication, other heart medication, Hydroxychloroquine, verapamil, erythromycin, amiodarone, and epinephrine, which is commonly used in anesthetics. To be safe, it is best to discuss all the medications, over the counter or other prescription medications you are taking with your doctor so that your doctor can adjust the dose if need be. As previously stated, Digitalis Glycoside is a delicate medication and might react negatively with many different things.

It is important to disclose your medical history to your doctor before taking any new medication. A previous illness or a vitamin you are taking might interfere with the Digitalis Glycoside treatment. It is important to tell your doctor about all previous operations you have had, especially on the liver, kidney and heart. It’s also important that you tell your doctor all the illnesses you’ve previously had. Kidney disease and thyroid disease are particularly dangerous since they make your body more sensitive to Digitalis Glycoside.

This medication is classified as a Food & Drug Administration pregnancy category C. This means that researchers don’t know if the medication may be harmful to pregnant women and their fetuses. To be safe, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant during the course of the Digitalis Glycoside treatment. This also means that the researchers do not know if the medication is passed on through breast milk. It may be better if nursing mothers stop breastfeeding while on the medication.

Medications can cause discomfort in the patient because it changes the body’s rhythm, or the body’s chemicals. Some common side effects of Digitalis Glycoside are: nausea, vomiting, enlarged breasts in males, stomach problems, confusion, depression, and problems sleeping. These are mostly negligible side effects. Serious side effects that might happen include: amnesia, delirium, heart failure, heart blockage. If any of these serious side effects occur, go to a doctor immediately. If you are allergic to Digitalis Glycoside it will manifest as rashes, hives, fainting, extreme headaches, varied and irregular heartbeats, abnormal vision, hallucinations or psychotic behavior. If you experience any of these symptoms see a doctor at once. Dioxin is given once daily in 200-250 mg doses but can also be injected in .25 mgs doses. It is marketed under the names Lanoxin, Digitek, and Lanoxicaps and also known as Digitalis. Make sure that you follow the doctor’s prescription as you take this medication. Take only what he tells you to, no more and no less.

Digitalis Glycoside has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of Digitalis Glycoside

• Molecular formula of Digitalis Glycoside is C41H64O14
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 4-[(3S,5R,8R,9S,10S,12R,13S,14S)-3-[(2S,4S,5R,6R)-5-[(2S,4S,5R,6R)-5- [(2S,4S,5R,6R)-4,5- dihydroxy-6-methyl-oxan-2-yl]oxy-4-hydroxy-6-methyl- oxan-2-yl]oxy-4-hydroxy-6-methyl-oxan-2-yl]oxy- 12,14-dihydroxy-10,13-dimethyl-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12,15,16,17- tetradecahydrocyclopenta[a] phenanthren-17-yl]-5H-furan-2-one
• Molecular weight is 780.938 g/mol
Digitalis Glycoside available : 0.125mg tablets, 0.25mg tablets

Generic name: Digoxin

Brand name(s): Cardoxin, Cogoxin, Cordioxil, Davoxin, Digacin, Digitekt, Dilanacin, Dixina, Dokim, Dynamos, Eudigox, Lanacordin, Lanacrist, Lanicor, Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin, Lenoxicaps, Lenoxin, Longdigox, Neo-Lanicor, Neodioxanin, Rougoxin, Stillacor, Vanoxin

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