Digitek: a drug that has caused irreversible damage to the health of many… save yourself from becoming one of those…

Like every drug, Digitek too comes with its sets of limitations and benefits. In the past few years it has been noted that the side effects with Digitek significantly overshadow its benefits. Just few side effects that have been most commonly noted among patients administering Digitek include:

  • Persistent headache
  • Feeling of nausea followed by vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness or feeling of dizziness
  • Changes in vision in the form of color blindness or blurry vision
  • Gynecomastia, which is unusual enlargement of breast in men
  • Constant mood fluctuations
  • Unusual slowing of heartbeat

Although mild, but the possibility of occurrence of these side effects is very prominent. Apart from the common side effects listed above, some that are rare in occurrence include:

  • Severe allergic reaction that may appear in the form of itching, rashes, swelling on face, throat and tongue
  • Severe dizziness
  • Trouble in breathing

Patients with problems like renal disorders, thyroid disease and cardiopulmonary problems are at a higher risk for developing complications with Digitek. Also, patients who suffered from hypokalemia (lowered calcium level in blood), hypomagnesia (lowered magnesium level in blood), hypercalcemia (increased calcium level in blood) are more vulnerable to develop side effects. People above 65 years of age constituted the most favored age group for developing side effects to Digitek consumption.

Some gastrointestinal side effects seen among patients administering Digitek were reported as nausea, anorexia, persistent pain in abdomen, vomiting and diarrhea. Severe complications in the form of dysphagia, esophageal dystonia, hemorrhagic necrosis or intestinal ischemia were also noted rarely.

The side effects associated with cardiovascular system were noted in the form of premature ventricular depolarizations, wide complex tachycardia and more.

Changes in vision consisted of blurry vision, decreased acuity in seeing colors and even transient blindness were reported.

Dizziness, headache, weakness were reported in patients who suffered from side effects in the functioning of the CNS or central nervous system.

Disorientation, decreased cognition, memory loss, depression, mood fluctuations were some other psychiatric side effects seen among patients taking Digitek.

Hypersensitivity although rare, but was still present among patients administering Digitek. This was reported in the form of rashes.

Metabolic side effects like hypokalemia, hypercalcemia, hypomagnesia were reported along with cases of developing diabetes mellitus and glucose intolerance.

Weight loss, loss of appetite, sleep disorders were also reported among patients taking Digitek.

Side effects that were most commonly noted in patients taking Digitek were among those who were taking the double dose as compared to the prescribed concentration. Several cases of patients who have experienced severe health complications in the form of stroke or heart attack that may have incurred due to digoxin overdose were reported.

FDA after studying filed lawsuits and cases and the damage Digitek had done to the health and lives of many ordered a recall of the same from the U.S. drug industry. People who have suffered such injuries due to drug consumption are free to take help from law in order to get rightly compensated in terms of finances. Those who have already become victims can protect others from experiencing the same by bringing to the knowledge of all, that how a life saver can turn into a life threatening danger when safety measures are not taken care of completely.