How does digoxin affect exercise?

How does digoxin affect exercise?

Conclusions: Digoxin was effective in reducing heart rate at rest, but failed to reduce it during exercise. Propranolol and verapamil reduced heart rate at all levels of exercise as well as at rest.

What is the most common side effect of digoxin?

The more common side effects that can occur with digoxin include: diarrhea. dizziness. headache.

What are some adverse effects of digoxin?

Common side effects

  • Feeling confused, dizzy or generally unwell.
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) and loss of appetite.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Changes in your vision (including blurred vision and not being able to look at bright light)
  • Skin rashes.

Can I exercise while taking verapamil?

The study shows that despite a distinct reduction of heart rate, maximal exercise capacity remains unaffected after verapamil use.

What should you avoid when taking digoxin?

Digoxin has many interactions, including:

  1. Erythromycin and tetracycline (antibiotics)
  2. Antiarrhythmic drugs (amiodarone)
  3. Calcium channel blockers.
  4. Over-the-counter antacids.
  5. Hawthorn (an herbal remedy)
  6. Black licorice.
  7. Large amounts of oatmeal, milk and high-fibre cereals.

What is digoxin used for NHS?

Digoxin: a medicine used to treat irregular heartbeats – NHS.

Is digoxin a high risk Med?

Digoxin is a high-alert medication because of its narrow therapeutic range and high drug-to-drug interactions (DDIs). Approximately 50% of digoxin toxicity cases are preventable, which motivated us to improve the treatment outcomes of digoxin.

What drug can replace digoxin?


What is the side effects of verapamil?

Side Effects

  • Blue lips and fingernails.
  • chest pain.
  • coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum.
  • difficult, fast, noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing.
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly.
  • lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting.
  • shortness of breath.

What are the side effects of digoxin?

Very rare digoxin side effects (affect fewer than 1 in 10,000 people) Feeling weak, tired or generally unwell. Confusion. Headache. Abdominal pain caused by lack of blood supply or damage to your intestines. Enlargement of breasts in men (gynaecomastia) with long term use.

Which medications may increase the risk of digoxin toxicity?

Amiodarone, some benzodiazepines, cyclosporine, diphenoxylate, indomethacin, itraconazole, propafenone, quinidine, quinine, spironolactone, and verapamil may lead to toxic levels and increased incidence of side effects. Digoxin plasma concentrations may increase while on antimalarial medication hydroxychloroquine.

What is digoxin used to treat?

Derived from the purple foxglove plant, Digoxin was first used to treat heart complaints 200 years ago. Dr Ross McGeoch, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Hairmyres Hospital, tells Senior Cardiac Nurse Christopher Allen about modern uses for the drug.

How is digoxin used to treat atrial fibrillation?

Most commonly, we use digoxin to treat abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), including atrial fibrillation, as part of a treatment plan to slow the heart rate. The aim is to reduce the strain the heart is under because, over time, this can wear out the heart muscle and lead to heart failure.