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Do I need to check my pulse if I take digoxin?

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While taking digoxin, your doctor may tell you to check your pulse every day. He’ll tell you how fast your pulse should be. If it’s slower than that, talk to your doctor about taking digoxin that day.

Keep all your appointments with your medical team so they can keep track of how you react to the drug.

Digoxin may cause drowsiness. Don’t drive a car or use machinery until you discover how this medicine affects you.

SOURCES: 

MedlinePlus: "Digoxin Oral."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Digoxin: A Medicine for Heart Problems."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 26, 2018

SOURCES: 

MedlinePlus: "Digoxin Oral."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Digoxin: A Medicine for Heart Problems."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 26, 2018

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