BRAND NAME(S): Lanoxin

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USES: This medication is used to treat heart problems, including irregular heartbeat or congestive heart failure.

HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein(IV) or (infrequently) into a muscle (IM). The dosage is variable, depending on the diseases involved, the person's age, kidney function among other factors. A larger initial dose may be given (loading dose) followed by once a day doses until oral medication can be used in adults. In newborns, the dosage is variable. Beyond the newborn stage, children's doses are larger than adult doses per kilogram of weight up to age 10. A child over 10 years of age usually receives an adult dose, adjusted for body weight.

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