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Valvulan (Digoxin)

Active Ingredient: Digoxin
Dosage: 60 ml
Route of Administration: Oral
Dosage Form: Elixir
Quantity per package: 1

Valvulan is indicated in the treatment of certain supraventricular arrhythmias. It is also used to treat chronic heart failure mainly due to systolic dysfunction. The drug is especially indicated when heart failure is accompanied by atrial fibrillation. Buy this medication here but in another release form – tablets.

Indications

  • Chronic circulatory failure of stages I – IIA and IIB;
  • Tachyarrhythmia atrial fibrillation;
  • Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation;
  • Supraventricular tachycardia.

Dosage and administration

The dose of Valvulan should be adjusted individually according to age, body weight, and renal function. The suggested doses are only a guide in its management.

Contraindications

The drug is not used in the treatment of:

  • unstable angina pectoris;
  • glycoside intoxication;
  • cardiac arrhythmias;
  • cardiac tamponade;
  • mitral stenosis;
  • Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome;
  • individual digoxin intolerance;
  • acute myocardial infarction;
  • subaortic hypertrophic stenosis.

Side effects

  • Changes in heart rhythm;
  • Dyspeptic disorders;
  • Depression;
  • Psychosis;
  • Flickering flies;
  • Increased fatigue;
  • Photophobia;
  • Gynecomastia;
  • Thrombocytopenia;
  • Allergic reactions.

Overdose

Symptoms of Valvulan overdose are identical to those of glycoside intoxication. When using the drug in high doses, the patient gets sinus bradycardia, ventricular extrasystoles, atrial tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, slowing of atrioventricular conduction and atrioventricular block. The patient may also have dyspeptic disorders, memory impairment, severe drowsiness, headaches, muscle weakness, erectile dysfunction, psychosis, euphoria, xanthopsia, and decreased visual acuity.

With mild overdose symptoms, a dosage reduction is carried out. If there is a progressive increase in symptoms of intoxication, then the drug is withdrawn.

In the case of acute Valvulan poisoning, gastric lavage and enterosorbents are prescribed.

Interaction

When taken orally, Valvulan is incompatible with preparations containing metal salts, tannins, acids, and alkalis.