Digoxin

Synonyms cardiac glycosides Drugs Cardiac arrhythmia Digitoxin Digoxin is an active ingredient that belongs to the group of cardiac glycosides. Among other things, it improves the efficiency of the heart and is therefore prescribed, for example, in cases of heart failure (cardiac insufficiency). Origin Digoxin and digitoxin can be extracted from the same plant: The … Read more

Indications | Digoxin

Indications Digoxin is used for the following indications: Heart failure (pumping weakness of the heart) Atrial flutter and flicker (due to the delay in excitation transfer) Side effects Digoxin has a narrow therapeutic range. This means that it is very easy to overdose, which leads to intoxication. This is because inhibition of the sodium–potassium pump … Read more

Phenytoin

Phenytoin is a drug that is classified in medicine as an anticonvulsant. It is mainly used to treat two different clinical pictures: epilepsy and cardiac arrhythmia. Application With regard to epilepsy, phenytoin is used both for the treatment of acute seizures and for long-term treatment. However, for some years now, phenytoin has been prescribed less … Read more

Phenytoin in pregnancy | Phenytoin

Phenytoin in pregnancy During pregnancy and lactation caution is advised when using Phenytoin. It should only be used after careful consultation with a physician and an exact risk-benefit analysis. Taking Phenytoin may increase the risk of developing malformations. The effectiveness of certain contraceptives may be limited by Phenytoin. The risk of malformations, such as neural … Read more

Digitoxin

Synonyms HerzglycosideDigitoxin is an active ingredient belonging to the group of cardiac glycosides. Among other things, it improves the efficiency of the heart and is therefore prescribed, for example, in cases of heart failure (cardiac insufficiency). Origin Digoxin and digitoxin can be extracted from the same plant: The foxglove (Latin: digitalis), therefore they are sometimes … Read more

Interactions | Digitoxin

Interactions Many factors and parallel administration of other medications can influence the digitoxin effect, therefore a precise anamnesis (systematic questioning of the patient about previous illnesses, medication intake, etc.) must be taken before prescription and administration. Factors that can cause interactions include Potassium concentration – hyperkalemia (increased potassium concentration) leads to reduced efficacy, hypokalemia (decreased … Read more

Verapamil

Verapamil (verapamil hydrochloride) is a so-called calcium channel blocker or calcium channel antagonist. Verapamil belongs to the group of calcium channel blockers, which act on the calcium channels of the blood vessels as well as the channels around the heart. Verapamil is thus opposed to the group of calcium channel blockers which only affect the … Read more