Taking Lanoxin for Specific Conditions

Lanoxin Dosage for Young Children

The usual Lanoxin dosage in children 5 to 10 years of age is based on the child's body weight and kidney function. Typical amounts for children in this age range vary from 62.5 to 312.5 mcg per day, split up into two doses.
In general, it is recommended that the daily dose of Lanoxin in children be divided up throughout the day, as opposed to taking it all in one daily dose.
In the event your child's healthcare provider determines that a rapid response to digoxin is needed, your child may be given a loading dosage. This means your child will be given a larger initial dose. This amount will be based on your child's body weight.
Lanoxin pediatric injection is often used to give loading doses in children. The total loading dosage will be given in several smaller doses, four to eight hours apart. The injections will usually be given by a trained healthcare provider, such as a nurse. Your child will then be switched over to an oral form of Lanoxin (Lanoxin tablets), if appropriate, for continued treatment.

General Information on Taking Lanoxin

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Lanoxin include the following:
  • This medication comes in tablet and injectable forms. Lanoxin tablets are usually taken by mouth once a day. Sometimes, they may be taken more often than once a day in children.
  • Lanoxin injections are normally given by a trained healthcare provider, such as a nurse. The injections are usually given into a vein (intravenous, or IV), but may be given into a muscle (intramuscular or IM) in rare situations.
  • You can take Lanoxin tablets with or without food. Try taking the medication with food if it bothers your stomach.
  • Try to take your dosage at the same time each day to keep an even level in your blood.
  • For the drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with Lanoxin, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
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