Lanoxin A healthy heart is the key to a long life. Lanoxin can help pets who suffer from congestive heart failure. It improves the heartbeat and stabilizes the heart for a steady rhythm. It is mostly used to treat congestive heart failure. This medication also aids in reducing the heart rate in pets suffering from chronic atrial fibrillation. Be sure to inform your vet about any health conditions your pet has before using this product and to find out if your pet could benefit from Lanoxin.
Precautions Extreme caution is required when used in animals with digitalis overdose, ventricular fibrillation, electrolyte abnormalities and other kidney, heart or lung disorders. The medication should not be used in animals with hyperthyroidism, ventricular fibrillation, kidney failure or allergy to the drug. Using the drug in animals with allergy to digoxin could result in adverse side effects. Antacids and metoclopramide tend to reduce the effect of digoxin. Avoid using the medication with diuretics like furosemide or HCTZ, quinidine, verapamil, laxatives, tetracycline, chemotherapy drugs, erythromycin or corticosteroids like prednisone. It is advised to inform the veterinarian or pharmacist about the medications the pet is taking. Keep the medication at room temperature, away from excess heat, moisture and light. The dosage of the drug should be chosen with care, depending on the clinical condition of the pet.
Dosage Lanoxin comes in capsule, tablet, liquid, and injectable forms. The recommended dosage for dogs is 0.0025 – 0.005 mg/lbs every 12 hours and 0015 -0.002 mg/lbs every 12 hours for cats. The medicine should be given on an empty stomach.