NCLEX RN Practice Question # 667

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 667.

NCLEX Quiz.

Digoxin:

  • Digoxin can be used in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and heart failure, because of the effect it has on the heart.
  • It can be used on a long-term basis to prevent arrhythmias and control the rhythm of the heart.

Side Effects

The most serious side effect of digoxin is causing or worsening arrhythmia, which can happen when the dose it too high.

Other side effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Confusion or drowsiness
  • Vivid dreams or nightmares
  • Blurred vision or other visual disturbances
  • Depression
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

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