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Digitalis preparations


  • ​Helps manage heart failure.
  • Help manage irregular heartbeats.
  • May be prescribed to patients with heart failure who are not responding to ACE inhibitors or diuretics.


  • ​Strengthens the pumping action of the heart, slows irregular heart beats.

​Potential Side Effects

  • ​If the dose is too high, you may experience loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and headaches.
  • May occasionally cause an irregular heartbeat.
  • Report these side effects to your doctor immediately.

​Common Names

  • ​Digoxin (Lanoxin®)
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