Sigmaxin PG is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) digoxin. On this page you will find out more about Sigmaxin PG, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: digoxin
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Sigmaxin PG 62.5 microgram uncoated tablet, 200
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Data fix Field should be blank 3/2/2005 INDICATIONS AS AT 26 JULY 2000 : Congestive heart failure - Sigmaxin is useful regardless of whether the failure is predominantly of the left or right ventricle, or involves both sides of the heart. It is particularly useful in heart failure resulting from chronic overload (hypertension, valvular lesions, atherosclerotic heart disease) in which the supply of energy is not impaired. Sigmaxin does not cause major benefit in situations in which the metabolic energy supply is compromised as in thyrotoxicosis, hypoxia, and severe thiamine deficiency. Atrial fibrillation - Because Sigmaxin depresses conduction in the atrioventricular bundle, producing a slower ventricular beat, it is valuable in atrial fibrillation. It will frequently convert atrial flutter into fibrillation and, upon withdrawal of the drug, normal sinus rhythm may be restored. Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia - Sigmaxin may relieve or prevent an attack, but its use in paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia is dangerous.
Table of characteristics
Blue, biconvex, round tablet, coded "U3A" on the upper face. Bottom face plain.
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|Dosage Form||Tablet, uncoated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
200 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Store in a Dry Place|
|Life time||2 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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