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What is the trade name for digoxin?
Lanoxin
What is the major drug class of digoxin?
Cardiac glycosides
What is digoxin used for?
HF and atrial dysrhythmias
What is the mechanism of action of digoxin?
Digoxin inhibits sodium,potassium ATPase, allowing Ca+ to build up in myocytes, increasing contractility and cardiac output. Also promotes uptake of acetylcholine/vagal stim. which decreases hr.
What are the major drug interactions of digoxin?
Loop and thiazide diuretics, ACE Inhibitors and glucocorticoids, potassium supplements.