Does any one take Digoxin for super verticular ectopy

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Darkpaw37
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   Posted 4/26/2013 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
HI every one. Is any one taking Digoxin for their irregular heart beats.? And is it safe to drink the health drink Ensure with this drug.? What are your results threw out the day. If any tips for Diet what foods to eat that help threw out the day and night please write back I been searching for stuff and the drug information says to eat stuff like leafy greens but also says to stay away from the same stuff so i get a little confused I'm on a low fat diet and eat a lot of fruits veggies and feel that works great but you know sometimes it's hard to kick a craving so what do you guys eat take as drinks. Water is boring all the time so what kind of juices work well any info would be helpful I do a lot of online research and sometimes that info is just crazy. Thoughts on what every one drinks and eat to improve these heart beats
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stkitt
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   Posted 4/27/2013 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Darkpaw,
 
I am sorry to here you are having issues and perhaps I can help you out a bit.
 
Digoxin is an old drug used for many heart problems;it  can  help people who have a rapid or irregular heartbeat.
 
From what I know, you should take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor.

Some medicines and foods can decrease the amount of digoxin your body absorbs. These include the following:

  • Antacids that contain aluminum or magnesium
  • Some cholesterol-lowering drugs (cholestyramine and colestipol)
  • Metoclopramide
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Some antidiarrheal medicines that contain kaolin and pectin
  • Bulk laxatives (such as psyllium, Metamucil or Citrucel)
  • High-fiber foods (such as bran muffins) or nutritional supplements (such as Ensure)

Digoxin interacts with many other drugs too. You should always tell your doctor and your pharmacist about all the medicines you are taking, including any over-the-counter drugs, natural remedies and herbal medicines. Always talk to your doctor before you take any new medicines.

I do not personally use this medication but I am sure one of our wise members may have some input for you.

As for the food  interactions please talk with your Dr., Pharmacist or a Dietician who can provide you with a food plan. 

Please remember I am not a Dr. so the info I have posted here is just from my own background knowledge.

I wish you peace,

Kitt


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Darkpaw37
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   Posted 4/27/2013 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks I was just checking on the Ensure because I love that drink but now that I did more re search on it I will quit using that. I think A more natural shake like making your own smoothie would be better for me for as I do better eating healthy foods fruits and salads and such vs bad foods like meats and other yuck stuff. I'm slowly learning the process for this is my first year with a serious medical issue to deal with long term seems like. I'm 37 now and got a lot of learning to do. So any input is a welcome one Dr or Not I am open minded to new ideas of resp to try and healthy tips to help with the paliptations. And of course talking to my dr about it before trying.
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   Posted 4/28/2013 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Darkpaw,
 
Good for you for wanting to educate yourself about the medication you have started..........you are a very wise lady :-)
 
Patients on Digoxin have to maintain normal serum potassium, magnesium and calcium levels because low potassium, low magnesium and high calcium may predispose you to Digoxin toxicity.  Drs. usually advise their patients to consume foods high in potassium and magnesium and foods low in calcium.
 

Patients are advised to consume foods high potassium such as bananas, potatoes, beets, parsnips, turnips, broccoli, melons, peaches, cantaloupes, kiwi, prunes, dried apricots, dates, figs, oranges, tomatoes and squash, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements.

Digoxin causes magnesium to leak of the cells and be excreted in urine. Foods high in magnesium are encouraged when patients are taking Digoxin. Examples of Foods high in magnesium include spinach, bananas, beans, soybeans, cashew nuts, almonds, peanut, peanut butter, halibut, potatoes, oatmeal, bran flakes, wheat bran, yogurt, brown rice, raisins and milk, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements.

Patients taking Digoxin are advised to limit consumption of foods high in calcium such as milk, yogurt, cheese, tofu, salmon, spinach, kale, ice cream, soy beverage, broccoli, sardines, calcium fortified orange juice and calcium fortified cereals, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements.

If you have not already, I would strongly suggest that you ask your Dr. for a referral to a Registered Dietician who can help you set up your meal plan as well as provide you with print materials re what to eat and the amounts of certain foods to ingest to help you with meal planning.

You may want to ask the Dietician for some smoothy recipes.

Keep talking with us and remember we are not medical professionals so always check with your Dr. before making any drastic changes in your diet as well as keep your lab appoinments to monitor your Digoxin levels.

I wish you peace and happiness,

Kitt


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