Digoxin Solution

Digoxin Solution

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1.1 Heart Failure in Adults

Digoxin Oral Solution, USP is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate heart failure. Digoxin increases left ventricular ejection fraction and improves heart failure symptoms as evidenced by increased exercise capacity and decreased heart failure-related hospitalizations and emergency care, while having no effect on mortality. Where possible, digoxin should be used with a diuretic and an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, but an optimal order for starting these three drugs cannot be specified.

1.2 Heart Failure in Pediatric Patients

Digoxin increases myocardial contractility in pediatric patients with heart failure.

1.3 Atrial Fibrillation in Adults

Digoxin Oral Solution, USP is indicated for the control of resting ventricular response rate in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation. Digoxin should not be used for the treatment of multifocal atrial tachycardia.


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Other Information

Digoxin is one of the cardiac glycosides, a closely-related group of plant-derived drugs with shared pharmacological effects. The term "digitalis" is used to designate the whole group. Digoxin is extracted from the leaves of the common foxglove, Digitalis lanata. Like each of the other cardiac glycosides, digoxin consists of a polycyclic core and a sugar side chain. Digoxin’s chemical name is 3β-[0-2,6-dideoxy-β-D-ribo-hexopyranosyl-(1→4)-0-2, 6-dideoxy-β-D-ribo-hexopyranosyl-(1→4)-2, 6-dideoxy-β-D-ribo-hexopyranosyl)oxy]-12β, 14-dihydroxy-5β-card-20(22)-enolide; its structural formula is:

chemical structure

Its molecular formula is C41H64O14, and its molecular weight is 780.95. Digoxin is practically insoluble in water and in ether, slightly soluble in 50% ethanol and in chloroform, and freely soluble in pyridine. Digoxin powder consists of odorless white crystals.

Digoxin Oral Solution, USP is formulated for oral administration, and each mL contains 50 mcg (0.05 mg digoxin). The lime-flavored solution contains the following inactive ingredients: alcohol 10% (by volume at 60°F), glycerin, lime (imitation), methylparaben 0.1%, propylparaben 0.02%, purified water, sodium citrate, and sorbitol solution.

Digoxin Solution Manufacturers

  • Roxane Laboratories, Inc
    Digoxin Solution [Roxane Laboratories, Inc]
  • Precision Dose Inc.
    Digoxin Solution [Precision Dose Inc.]
  • Atlantic Biologicals Corps
    Digoxin Solution [Atlantic Biologicals Corps]

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