Lanoxin is a drug used to treat heart failure and atrial fibrillation (a type of irregular heartbeat). It is available in the form of a tablet or an injection. With the tablet form, you will likely take it once a day at the same time each day (with or without food). Commonly reported side effects of this drug include nausea, dizziness, and headache.
What Is Lanoxin?Lanoxin® (digoxin) is a prescription medication approved to treat the following conditions:
- Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat, or heart arrhythmia.
Lanoxin belongs to a group of medicines called cardiac glycosides. Cardiac glycosides are also known as digitalis, because they are extracted from the digitalis plant, a plant more commonly known as foxglove.
Lanoxin is available as a tablet and in an injectable form. There are two injectable Lanoxin products: Lanoxin injection and Lanoxin pediatric injection.