Digoxin is often prescribed by veterinarians for the treatment of heart disease. This includes congestive heart failure heart pumping an insufficient amount of blood, heart rhythm abnormalities, and dilated cardiomyopathy weak and enlarged heart. It is often used in conjunction with other drugs- typically diuretics and ACE inhibitorsAdd this item to your cart:
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* Increases contraction strength of the heart
Dose and Administration:
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet and do not adjust dosages without first consulting your Veterinarian.
The usual dose for dogs is 0.0025mg-0.005mg/ lb of pet's body weight every 12 hours, on an empty stomach. Digoxin should be given with lots of water. Digoxin should be given to your pet at the same times every day
The usual dose for cats is 0.0015mg- 0.002mg / lb of pet's body weight every 12 hours, on an empty stomach. Digoxin should be given with lots of water. Digoxin should be given to your pet at the same times every day
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS & DRUG REACTIONS:
* Heightened serum levels
* Worsening heart failure
* Heart arrhythmia
* Loss of appetite
The collie breed of dog may be more susceptible to the central nervous system effects of Digoxin. Use with caution in this breed.
Digoxin may react with these drugs:
* Furosemide and other diuretics
* Thyroid hormones
* Amphotericin B
* Neomycin sulfate
USE CAUTION WHEN ADMINISTERING THIS DRUG TO PETS WITH SEVERE HEART OR PULMONARY DISEASE - giving this drug to 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&rsquos heart problems.
USE CAUTION WHEN ADMINISTERING THIS DRUG TO PETS WITH LIVER OR KIDNEY DISEASE
USE CAUTION WHEN ADMINISTERING THIS DRUG TO CATS - Use with extreme caution and only with the recommendation of an experienced veterinarian when giving this drug to cats, especially those with feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Digoxin has a tendency to consistently cause an increase in oxygen requirements and serum levels.