October 24, 2014
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Toloxin

(digoxin)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02335700 TOLOXIN TABLET 0.0625MG
02335719 TOLOXIN TABLET 0.125MG
02335727 TOLOXIN TABLET 0.250MG

How does Toloxin work? What will it do for me?

Digoxin is used to treat congestive heart failure and to treat certain types of abnormal heart rhythms. It helps to reduce the symptoms of congestive heart failure (e.g., swelling in the ankles, feet, and hands; shortness of breath; frequent fatigue) by helping to increase the strength of the heart so that it pumps more efficiently. Digoxin also helps to maintain a normal heart rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are being given this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Toloxin?

The dose varies widely depending on age, disease, weight, and kidney function. Higher doses are often given at the start of treatment, but daily adult doses usually range between 0.0625 mg and 0.25 mg. Children's doses are individually determined by their doctor.

Digoxin is normally taken once daily at the same time each day.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is very important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, and you remember it within 12 hours, administer it as soon as possible and continue on with your regular schedule. If it is more than 12 hours after your last dose, skip the missed dose and continue on with your regular dosing schedule. Do not administer a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you miss 2 doses in a row, call your doctor for instruction.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Toloxin come in?

0.0625 mg
Each round, peach, flat-faced, bevelled edge tablet, debossed "TOLOXIN" over a score line and "06" under it on one side and plain on the other side, contains digoxin 0.0625 mg (62.5 µg). Nonmedicinal ingredients: FD&C Yellow No. 6, lactose, magnesium stearate, and starch (corn).

0.125 mg
Each round, yellow, flat-faced, bevelled edge tablet, debossed "TOLOXIN" over a score line and "12" under it on one side and plain on the other side, contains digoxin 0.125 mg (125 µg). Nonmedicinal ingredients: D&C Yellow No. 10, lactose, magnesium stearate, starch (corn), and yellow ferric oxide.

0.25 mg
Each round, white, biconvex tablet, debossed "TOLOXIN" over a score line and "25" under it on one side and plain on the other side, contains digoxin 0.25 mg (250 µg). Nonmedicinal ingredients: lactose, magnesium stearate, and starch (corn).

Who should NOT take Toloxin?

Digoxin should not be used by anyone who:

  • is allergic to digoxin or to any of the ingredients of the medication
  • has certain abnormal heart rhythms (ventricular fibrillation)

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