Digitek Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Do not stop taking this medicine without the advice of your doctor or health care professional, even if you feel better. Do not change the brand you are taking, other brands may affect you differently.
Check your heart rate and blood pressure regularly while you are taking this medicine. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your heart rate and blood pressure should be, and when you should contact him or her. Your doctor or health care professional also may schedule regular blood tests and electrocardiograms to check your progress.
Watch your diet. Less digoxin may be absorbed from the stomach if you have a diet high in bran fiber.
Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds or allergies without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients can increase possible side effects.
Side Effects to watch for
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- changes in behavior, mood, or mental ability
- changes in vision
- fast, irregular heartbeat
- feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
- nausea, vomiting
- unusual bleeding, bruising
- unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- breast enlargement in men and women
What may interact with this drug?
- activated charcoal
- antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS like ritonavir and saquinavir
- certain antibiotics like azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, gentamicin, neomycin, trimethoprim, and tetracycline
- certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat
- certain medicines for cancer
- certain medicines for cholesterol like atorvastatin, cholestyramine, and colestipol
- certain medicines for diabetes, like acarbose, exenatide, miglitol, and metformin
- certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole
- certain medicines for stomach problems like omeprazole, esomeprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole, metoclopramide, and sucralfate
- kaolin; pectin
- NSAIDS, medicines for pain and inflammation, like celecoxib, ibuprofen, or naproxen
- St. John's Wort
- thyroid hormones