Lanoxin PG®

(Lanoxin®, Digoxin)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Digoxin
Usual formulation brand names
Lanoxin®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
No
Modified release
No
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes - oral elixir
Are specials or imports available?
Yes - oral solution, suspension
Liquid strengths
50 micrograms/mL
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Give parenteral injection if suitable. Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer digoxin elixir via enteral feeding tubes. Digoxin elixir may interact with enteral feeds, particularly high-fibre enteral feeds. If using high-fibre enteral feeds a gap of two hours before and one hour after administration of digoxin should be left before giving high-fibre feed. If using a feed which is not high-fibre then adequate flushing of the tube should reduce risk of physical interaction. Draw up the required dose into an enteral syringe and administer via enteral feeding tube. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication.
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