Digoxin is a medication frequently prescribed to treat heart conditions. Its primary purpose is to enhance the strength and rhythm of the heart. However, similar to any medication, digoxin can potentially cause side effects. These side effects are unintended reactions that may occur when taking the medication. It is crucial to be aware of these side effects to ensure the safe and effective use of digoxin.
What is Digoxin used for?
By regulating the heartbeat and increasing the pumping action of the heart, digoxin can help improve symptoms and enhance overall heart function for the following conditions:
- Atrial fibrillation
- Other types of abnormal heart rhythms
- Congestive heart failure
Common side effects - more than 1 in 100 people
It’s important to note that not everyone taking digoxin will experience these side effects, and the severity may vary among individuals.
However, these are the most common side effects of using digoxin:
- Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting)
- Diarrhoea – staying hydrated and maintaining a balanced diet may help alleviate this side effect.
- Changes in your vision
- Skin rashes
Serious side effects – call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk
If you’re experiencing more than one of the common side effects listed above, it is essential that you call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk immediately as this can indicate that you have too much digoxin in your blood.
For more information on side effects and potential allergic reactions, please visit the NHS website.
Get Your Digoxin Prescription Online with Healthera
If you’ve been prescribed digoxin to treat your condition, you can now place your prescription order online using the Healthera app.
It only takes a couple of minutes to set up your order for collection or home delivery from your local pharmacy.
To get started, simply click the button below and choose whether you’d prefer to order through our website or app: