Digoxin is a medication prescribed to treat certain heart diseases, such as congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation/flutter (when the heart’s upper chambers beat too quickly), as well as other conditions causing rapid heartbeat. Digoxin also helps to reduce heart rate and pressure in the veins to combat conditions associated with congestive heart failure.
Digoxin is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate heart failure and the control of ventricular response rate in those with chronic atrial fibrillation.
Possible Side Effects
Heightened serum levels, worsening heart failure, heart arrhythmia, loss of appetite, lethargy, dehydration and diarrhea have been reported.
Drug & Food Interactions
Talk to your vet about any other drugs the pet is taking before starting this medication.
Susceptibility to the central nervous system effects of Digoxin varies. Discuss the risks with your vet before starting the use of this medication.
This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.