Category Archives: Digoxin

Heart drug linked to increased risk of death: meta-analysis, published in the European Heart Journal






For more than 200 years physicians have been trying to figure out how and when to use the heart drug digoxin.  Although it has a narrow therapeutic window and potentially dangerous interactions with other drugs, it is endorsed by current guidelines … Continue reading






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Atrial fibrillation patients on digoxin face increased risk of death






WASHINGTON (March 4, 2015) — Patients taking digoxin to control atrial fibrillation face a 27 percent greater risk of dying than atrial fibrillation patients who are not taking digoxin, according to an analysis of 19 studies involving more than 500,000 … Continue reading






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Atrial fibrillation drug digoxin (Digox, Lanoxin) associated with higher risk of death and hospitalization






OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 21, 2014 — Digoxin, a drug commonly used to treat heart conditions, was associated with a 71 percent higher risk of death and a 63 percent higher risk of hospitalization among adults with diagnosed atrial fibrillation and … Continue reading






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In atrial fibrillation patients, death risk rises with digoxin use






In An Account of the Foxglove and Some of its Medical Uses, published in 1785, Sir William Withering cautioned readers that extracts from the plant foxglove, also called digitalis, was not a perfect drug. “Time will fix the real value … Continue reading






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Digoxin safe for a-fib patients, says new study






CHICAGO — A study published today in the European Heart Journal found no evidence that digoxin increases mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the opposite of results just published by another group in the same journal analyzing the same … Continue reading






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Atrial fibrillation: the common drug that increases death risk






Newswise — LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 27, 2012) — Digoxin, a drug widely used to treat heart disease, increases the possibility of death when used by patients with a common heart rhythm problem − atrial fibrillation (AF), according to new study … Continue reading






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Herbal and dietary supplements can adversely affect prescribed drugs says extensive review






A number of herbs and dietary supplements (HDS) can cause potentially harmful drug interactions, particularly among people receiving medication for problems with their central nervous or cardiovascular systems. Those are the key findings of an extensive research review published in … Continue reading






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Drug shortages, courtesy of the FDA, October 1, 2012






The information is provided voluntarily by manufacturers. FDA cannot require firms to report the reason for shortage or duration of the shortage or any other information about shortages. FDA appreciates all information provided by manufacturers. We post information about shortages … Continue reading






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How breast cancer spreads






The invasion of cancer cells into the lymph vessels that connect the breast to surrounding lymph nodes is the first step leading to the metastasis, or spread, of cancer throughout the body. Metastasis is the primary cause of breast cancer … Continue reading






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Low magnesium levels linked to long-time GERD drug use: FDA






The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that prescription proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs may cause low serum magnesium levels (hypomagnesemia) if taken for prolonged periods of time (in most cases, longer than one year). In … Continue reading






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