Most diarrhea will resolve within 24 to 48 hours—if it’s caused by viral gastroenteritis (a stomach bug) or food borne illness. If your diarrhea is hanging on and not resolving, take a look at your medications. It can be challenging to identify which medication may be causing drug-induced diarrhea, especially if you’re taking multiple medications. Here are some well-known offenders commonly associated with drug-induced diarrhea. See More
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Sexual problems are common in both men and women. These problems take different forms including lack of desire (decreased libido), inability to achieve erection or orgasm and impaired arousal.
Medications are a common and easily treatable cause of sexual dysfunction—and these drugs are the most likely to cause problems. See More
Digoxin has been used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and heart failure since the 70’s. Brand names of Digoxin include Lanoxin and Digitek and all work by inhibiting the sodium/potassium ATPase pump in heart cells which leads to increased contractility (squeeze).
However, there are better options for treatment and new reasons for concern about digoxin, so here are five reasons to talk to your doctor about a switch:
Digoxin used to be the mainstay of treatment in patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation and many patients still take it. Well, digoxin got bumped by some newcomers for the treatment of atrial fib and now we know that was a good thing. In a recent California study of Kaiser patients, starting digoxin treatment in patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation was linked with a doubled risk of death during the subsequent 8 months. See More