Digoxin to Control Heart Rate

Most of the information below about cardiac glycosides/digoxin comes from this source.1


Digoxin helps control your heart rate.


Dosage depends on your age, weight, and kidney function, among other things. Your doctor will find the right dosage for you and will monitor your blood levels to ensure it’s not too high.

Serious side effects

Digoxin can be toxic if your dosage is too high. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these signs of digoxin toxicity:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Visual disturbances
  • Cardiac arrhythmias

Drug interactions

Digoxin can have significant interactions with several prescription medications, including many prescribed for high blood pressure and rhythm control in afib; thyroid supplements; epinephrine; and beta- and calcium channel blockers.