digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxin Pediatric)

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Is digoxin safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • There are no adequate studies in pregnant women.
  • Digoxin in secreted in breast milk at concentrations similar to concentrations in the mothers blood. However, the total amount of digoxin that will be absorbed from breast milk by the infant may not be enough to cause effects. Caution should be exercised by nursing mothers who are taking digoxin.

What else should I know about digoxin?

What preparations of digoxin are available?

  • Tablets: 0.0625, 0.125, 0.1875, and 0.25 mg; Elixir: 0.05 mg/ml.
  • Injectable Solution: 0.1 and 0.25 mg/ml.

How should I keep digoxin stored?

Digoxin should be stored at room temperature, 15 C and 30 C) (59 F and 86 F) and protected from light.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/8/2016

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