Ensuring Safe Treatment With Lanoxin

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Lanoxin include the following:
  • This medication comes in tablet and injectable forms. The tablets are usually taken by mouth once a day. Children may be instructed to take the tablets more often than once a day.
  • 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) on rare occasions.
  • You can take Lanoxin tablets with or without food. Try taking the medication with food if it bothers your stomach.
  • Try to take this medication at the same time each day to keep an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dosage of Lanoxin your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The condition being treated
  • Your weight
  • Your age
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Lanoxin Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Lanoxin

Just like any medicine, Lanoxin can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Lanoxin include but are not limited to:
(Click Lanoxin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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