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2014-02-07 08:24:20

CARY, N.C., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Covis Pharmaceuticals today announced that LANOXIN® is now offered in four dosage strengths, including the new 0.0625mg and 0.1875mg strengths, for the treatment of mild-to-moderate heart failure in adults, and for the control of ventricular response rate in adult patients with chronic atrial fibrillation. Current dosing options of 0.250mg and 0.125mg are still available. These four convenient strengths are currently stocked in all major...

2014-01-16 16:23:43

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an exclusive U.S. supply and distribution agreement with Covis Pharma S.a.r.l. to distribute the authorized generic version of Covis's Lanoxin(®) (digoxin) Tablets. The Lanoxin(®) brand has been relied upon for its quality and availability for more than 50 years. Digoxin tablets are indicated for treatment of mild to moderate heart failure in adults;...

2013-07-26 13:52:10

Research explains how gut microbes can inactivate cardiac drugs For decades, doctors have understood that microbes in the human gut can influence how certain drugs work in the body -- by either activating or inactivating specific compounds -- but questions have remained about exactly how the process works. Harvard scientists are now beginning to provide those answers. In a paper published July 19 in Science, Peter Turnbaugh, a Bauer Fellow at the Center for Systems Biology in the...

2013-04-17 10:37:13

Evidence lacking that digoxin increases mortality A study published today in the European Heart Journal found no evidence that digoxin increases mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the opposite of results just published by another group in the same journal analyzing the same data. Older patients with AF also often have heart failure, and digoxin is approved to treat both conditions. AF is the most common kind of cardiac arrhythmia, an electrical malfunction that throws...

Digoxin Possibly Causes Extra Patient Deaths
2012-11-29 07:16:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Kentucky recently discovered that digoxin, a drug commonly utilized in heart disease treatments, could heighten the risk of death for patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation (AF), a heart rhythm problem. The findings were recently featured in the European Heart Journal to address the issue of AF patients who have used the medication. “These findings raise important concerns about...

2012-11-28 13:14:15

Digoxin, a drug that has been used worldwide for centuries to treat heart disease, is associated with a significant increase in deaths in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to results from a study published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal. Digoxin is extracted from the foxglove plant (digitalis) and it helps the heart beat more strongly and with a more regular rhythm. It is commonly used in AF patients, and also in patients with heart failure. However,...

2012-06-15 10:11:18

University of Michigan Health System study shows a drug used for centuries activates the body´s own protective mechanisms in blood vessels An ancient heart drug that´s inspired the work of herbalists and poets for centuries may treat a condition that plagues millions of overstressed and overweight Americans today. Since the 13th century, the herb Foxglove has been used to cleanse wounds and its dried leaves were brewed by Native Americans to treat leg swelling caused by heart...


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