2633 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204 | Phone: 209-944-5530 | Fax: 209-944-5990

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

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Taking Digoxin

Digoxin helps slow your heartbeat. It also strengthens the heart muscle so it pumps better. Take your medication as directed by your doctor. Use the tips below as reminders.

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Guidelines for Taking Digoxin

  • Take digoxin once a day. Try to take it at the same time each day.

  • Check your pulse before you take your digoxin. If your pulse is under 60 beats per minute, wait 5 minutes. Then check your pulse again. If it's still under 60, call your healthcare provider. If your pulse is normal, take your digoxin.

  • Do not stop taking digoxin unless your healthcare provider tells you to. This could cause serious problems.

If You Miss a Dose

  • If no more than 12 hours have passed from the normal time you take your digoxin, take it as soon as you remember. The next day, take it at the normal time.

  • If more than 12 hours have passed from the normal time you take your digoxin, don't take that dose. The next day, take it at the normal time.

  • Never take more than one dose of digoxin at a time.

Taking pulse

How to Take Your Pulse

  • Place your first two fingers on the inside of your wrist, below the base of the thumb. Press lightly.

  • Count the number of beats for 1 full minute. A normal pulse is between 60 and 100 beats per minute.

When to Call Your Healthcare Provider

Call your healthcare provider before you take your next dose of digoxin if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

  • Extreme fatigue

  • Changes in your pulse, or a pulse below 60 beats per minute

  • Chest pain

  • Drowsiness or confusion

  • Trouble breathing

  • Blurred or double vision, or you see green or yellow halos around lights

  • Swelling in your feet or ankles

  • Sudden weight gain

 

Date Last Reviewed: 2006-01-01T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2006-01-01T00:00:00-07:00

To request an appointment, please call our cardiology office in Stockton, California at 209-944-5530 or use our online Appointment Request Form.

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Dear Dr. Manshadi, "I wish to thank you for the work you have done to treat my poor heart. You identified the occlusion and did an excellent job in placing the stent. This occurred around coincidently with the birth of your baby boy but you put me at the top of your priorities and proceeded with treatment. Please accept my sincerest appreciation for your good work."
- M. Edwards, actual patient.

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