Digoxin is a cardiac glycoside used to treat heart failure and some irregular heart rhythms. It is often used in conjunction with other drugs- typically diuretics and ACE inhibitors. Digoxin works by slowing down heart rate and increasing heart muscle contraction.
Some side effects may include loss of appetite, lethargy, dehydration, diarrhea, abnormal heart rhythm. Pets with certain heart problems- ventricular arrythmias, digitalis intoxication, idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis, acute myocarditis, acute myocardial infarct, ventricular tachycardias, chronic constrictive pericarditis, or AV block- may do more harm than good. Be sure your veterinarian has an extensive history of your pet’s heart problems.
DOSAGE: Medication should never be administered without first consulting your veterinarian. For dogs, the amount is 0.0025 to 0.005 mg/lbs every 12 hours, and 0.0015 to 0.002 mg/lbs every 12 hours in cats.
STORAGE: Store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature.
This medication is produced by various manufacturers.