Digitalis Drugs

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Digitalis Drugs are medicines made from a type of foxglove plant (Digitalis Purpurea) that has a stimulating effect on the heart.

Purpose

Digitalis Drugs are used to treat heart problems such as congestive heart failure and irregular heartbeat. These medicines help make the heart stronger and more efficient. This, in turn, improves blood circulation and helps relieve the swelling of the hands and ankles that is common in people with heart problems.


Description

Digitalis Drugs, also known as Digitalis Glycosides, are available only with a physician's prescription. They are sold in tablet, capsule, liquid, and injectable forms. Commonly used digitalis drugs are Digitoxin and Digoxin.