Hialeah Gardens, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/04/2014 -- Digoxin improves heart functioning by slowing down the blood pressure to the normal rate. It improvises the heart contractions and reduces the cardiac strain. Digoxin is the generic version of brand name drugs such as Cardoxin and Lanoxin. This product is available only on prescription. After consulting with veterinarian one may start giving this drug to his pet. Medication should be done with empty stomach and plenty of water should be given to dog throughout the day. The usual dosage for dogs is 0.0025mg to 0.005mg per pound twice daily (every 12 hrs.), and 0.0015mg to 0.002mg per pound twice a day (every 12 hours) for cats. In case of overdose veterinary care should be provided to the pet. Main symptoms of overdose are vomiting, loss of appetite, loose stools, confusion, seizures, lethargy, arrhythmia, tachycardia, and bradycardia. Dosage should NEVER be changed without consulting to the veterinarian.
In case of any side effects of serious types like collapse, facial inflammation, hives, respiratory issues, arrhythmia, rapid heartbeat, bradycardia, unusual behavior, and hallucinations etc take your pet to the vet. Some less serious and mild side effects like lethargy, sleepiness, loose stools, decreased hunger, nausea and balance issues are also possible. Other drugs like antacids, beta-blockers, diuretics, chemotherapy agents, laxatives, calcium channel blockers, steroidal drugs, erythromycin, metoclopramide, levothyroxine, tetracycline, and any medication or supplements containing kaolin-pectin or aluminum magnesium may put contradictory effect with the use of Digoxin. So be careful if you are going to Buy Digoxin.
Do not miss any dose. Also never stop treatment all of a sudden. This can create complications and worse your pet’s condition. Keep it out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature in original container away from the heat and light.
In case of accidently swallowing of it by a human being first aid should be given. Contact lenses should be removed. Do not give anything to eat. In case of skin reaction, wash effected area atleast for 15 minutes with water, apply moisturizer. Remove clothing, shoes, and accessories that have been spoiled.