SN instructed patient / caregiver regarding medication Digoxin. Explained that Digoxin helps make the heart beat stronger and with a more regular rhythm to treat A - fib. Explained that the side effects may include mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and headache. SN instructed patient / caregiver to avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise, in hot weather or by not drinking enough fluids, because Digoxin overdose can occur more easily if dehydrated, and to call 911 if overdose is suspected. Explained that the overdose symptoms may include severe nausea, severe vomiting or diarrhea, loss of appetite, blurred vision, seeing halos around lights or objects, severe skin rash, fast / slow or uneven heartbeats, and feeling like passing out. SN instructed patient / caregiver to notify physician ( MD ) if experiencing persistent side effects or adverse effects.
Patient was educated about Digoxin 0.125 mg 1 tablet oral daily, this medication is used to treat CHF, tachy arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter (slows ventricular rate).
Patient was educated about Digoxin 0.125 mg 1 tablet oral daily, side effects may include: fatigue headache, weakness, blurred vision, yellow vision, ARRHYTHMIAS , bradycardia, anorexia , nausea , vomiting , diarrhea, this medication has an action time of 30-120 min, the peak time is about 206 hr and the duration is about 2-4 days.
Patient was educated about Digoxin 0.125 mg 1 tablet oral daily, instruct to take medication exactly as directed, at the same time each day. Missed doses should be taken within 12 hr of scheduled dose or not taken at all. Do not double doses. Consult health care professional if doses for 2 or more days are missed. Do not discontinue medication without consulting health care professional.