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StatusDetected and Quantified
Creation Date2006-05-18 08:19:31 UTC
Update Date2021-10-13 04:36:23 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB0014534
  • HMDB01917
  • HMDB14534
Metabolite Identification
Common NameDigoxin
DescriptionDigoxin is a cardiac glycoside extracted from the foxglove plant, digitalis. It is widely used in the treatment of various heart conditions, namely atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and congestive heart failure that cannot be controlled by other medication. Digoxin preparations are commonly marketed under the trade name Lanoxin. Digoxin has positive inotropic and negative chronotropic activity. It is used to control ventricular rate in atrial fibrillation and in the management of congestive heart failure with atrial fibrillation. Its use in congestive heart failure and sinus rhythm is less certain. The margin between toxic and therapeutic doses is small. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p666) -- Pubchem; Digoxin is a cardiotonic glycoside obtained mainly from Digitalis lanata; It consists of three sugars and the aglycone digoxigenin. Digoxin binds to a site on the extracellular aspect of the of the Na+/K+ ATPase pump in the membranes of heart cells (myocytes). This causes an increase in the level of sodium ions in the myocytes, which then leads to a rise in the level of calcium ions. The proposed mechanism is the following: inhibition of the Na+/K+ pump leads to increased Na+ levels, which in turn slows down the extrusion of Ca2+ via the Na+/Ca2+ exchange pump. Increased amounts of Ca2+ are then stored in the sarcoplasmic reticulum and released by each action potential, which is unchanged by digoxin. This is a different mechanism from that of catecholamines. -- Wikipedia ; Owing to its narrow therapeutic index (the margin between effectiveness and toxicity), side effects of digoxin are inevitable. Nausea, vomiting and GIT upset are common, especially in higher doses. Decreased conduction in the AV node can lead to AV blocks, increased intracellular Ca2+ causes a type of arrhythmia called bigeminy (coupled beats), eventually ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. An often described but rarely seen side effect of digoxin is a disturbance of color vision (mostly yellow and green color) called xanthopsia.
Digitalis glycosideHMDB
Digoxin pediatricHMDB
Homolle'S digitalinHMDB
AWD.pharma brand OF digoxinHMDB
Boehringer, digoxinaHMDB
Hemigoxine nativelleHMDB
Nativelle, hemigoxineHMDB
Novartis brand OF digoxinHMDB
Roche brand OF digoxinHMDB
Teofarma brand OF digoxinHMDB
Lanoxin PGHMDB
R.A.N. brand OF digoxinHMDB
Digoxina boehringerHMDB
Kern brand OF digoxinHMDB
Lilly brand OF digoxinHMDB
Proctor and gamble brand OF digoxinHMDB
UDL brand OF digoxinHMDB
Virco brand OF digoxinHMDB
Bertek brand OF digoxinHMDB
Digoxine nativelleHMDB
Glaxo wellcome brand OF digoxinHMDB
GlaxoSmithKline brand 1 OF digoxinHMDB
GlaxoSmithKline brand 2 OF digoxinHMDB
Nativelle, digoxineHMDB
Chemical FormulaC41H64O14
Average Molecular Weight780.9385
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight780.429606756
IUPAC Name4-[(1S,2S,5S,7R,10R,11S,14R,15S,16R)-5-{[(2R,4S,5S,6R)-5-{[(2S,4S,5S,6R)-5-{[(2S,4S,5S,6R)-4,5-dihydroxy-6-methyloxan-2-yl]oxy}-4-hydroxy-6-methyloxan-2-yl]oxy}-4-hydroxy-6-methyloxan-2-yl]oxy}-11,16-dihydroxy-2,15-dimethyltetracyclo[²,⁷.0¹¹,¹⁵]heptadecan-14-yl]-2,5-dihydrofuran-2-one
Traditional Namedigoxin
CAS Registry Number20830-75-5
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as cardenolide glycosides and derivatives. Cardenolide glycosides and derivatives are compounds containing a carbohydrate glycosidically bound to the cardenolide moiety.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassSteroids and steroid derivatives
Sub ClassSteroid lactones
Direct ParentCardenolide glycosides and derivatives
Alternative Parents
  • Cardanolide-glycoside
  • Steroidal glycoside
  • Oligosaccharide
  • 12-hydroxysteroid
  • 14-hydroxysteroid
  • Hydroxysteroid
  • Glycosyl compound
  • O-glycosyl compound
  • 2-furanone
  • Oxane
  • Cyclic alcohol
  • Dihydrofuran
  • Alpha,beta-unsaturated carboxylic ester
  • Enoate ester
  • Tertiary alcohol
  • Lactone
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Organoheterocyclic compound
  • Oxacycle
  • Acetal
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Alcohol
  • Organic oxide
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Aliphatic heteropolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic heteropolycyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physiological effect

Adverse health effect


Biological location


Route of exposure

Physical Properties
Experimental Molecular Properties
Melting Point249 °CNot Available
Boiling Point931.60 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)The Good Scents Company Information System
Water Solubility0.065 mg/mL at 25 °CNot Available
LogP1.26SANGSTER (1993)
Experimental Spectral Properties

Experimental Collision Cross Sections

PredictorAdduct TypeData SourceCCS Value (Å2)Reference
AllCCS[M+H]+Not Available322.483
Predicted Molecular Properties
Water Solubility0.13 g/LALOGPS
logP10(1.04) g/LALOGPS
logP10(2.37) g/LChemAxon
logS10(-3.8) g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)7.15ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-3ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count13ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count6ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area203.06 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count7ChemAxon
Refractivity193.23 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability84.8 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings8ChemAxon
Rule of FiveNoChemAxon
Ghose FilterNoChemAxon
Veber's RuleNoChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Predicted Spectral Properties

Predicted Collision Cross Sections

PredictorAdduct TypeCCS Value (Å2)Reference

Predicted Kovats Retention Indices

Not Available

MS/MS Spectra

Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyDeposition DateSourceView
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - Digoxin 10V, Positive-QTOFsplash10-0h9s-0004022900-fb7295b1343cfcb0f2622016-08-03Wishart LabView Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - Digoxin 20V, Positive-QTOFsplash10-00ec-0209043100-9967a858c77340d2fab32016-08-03Wishart LabView Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - Digoxin 40V, Positive-QTOFsplash10-007o-1419132100-e5de5e30c4299c9316712016-08-03Wishart LabView Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - Digoxin 10V, Negative-QTOFsplash10-01tj-0114011900-e0edd63658065bb869f32016-08-03Wishart LabView Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - Digoxin 20V, Negative-QTOFsplash10-01bj-2519564400-bd5189ac4cf921dbac792016-08-03Wishart LabView Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - Digoxin 40V, Negative-QTOFsplash10-014i-6105930000-b03a6876fb182cec49e12016-08-03Wishart LabView Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - Digoxin 10V, Positive-QTOFsplash10-01q9-0113000900-5c07bff161d1ddd9c50e2021-09-22Wishart LabView Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - Digoxin 20V, Positive-QTOFsplash10-01q9-2911000400-fe987c159da70447f56d2021-09-22Wishart LabView Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - Digoxin 40V, Positive-QTOFsplash10-005a-6942010000-377898578023a42020d52021-09-22Wishart LabView Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - Digoxin 10V, Negative-QTOFsplash10-00os-0501095500-c884ce473f948cad43ce2021-09-22Wishart LabView Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - Digoxin 20V, Negative-QTOFsplash10-004i-4900011400-932fc5fee2cbc1e58a5a2021-09-22Wishart LabView Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - Digoxin 40V, Negative-QTOFsplash10-004l-5900001400-b3251bf0b534b08a8db82021-09-22Wishart LabView Spectrum
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Biospecimen Locations
  • Blood
Tissue Locations
  • Brain
  • Intestine
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Platelet
Normal Concentrations
BloodDetected and Quantified0.0007 +/- 0.00007 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal details
Abnormal Concentrations
BloodDetected and Quantified0.0014 +/- 0.0001 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothHeart failure details
Predicted Concentrations
BiospecimenValueOriginal ageOriginal sexOriginal conditionComments
Blood0.000 umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)BothNormalPredicted based on drug qualities
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease References
Heart failure
  1. Adams KF Jr, Gheorghiade M, Uretsky BF, Patterson JH, Schwartz TA, Young JB: Clinical benefits of low serum digoxin concentrations in heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2002 Mar 20;39(6):946-53. [PubMed:11897434 ]
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDDB00390
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FooDB IDFDB022736
KNApSAcK IDC00003618
Chemspider ID2006532
KEGG Compound IDC06956
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkDigoxin
PubChem Compound2724385
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID4551
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
MarkerDB IDMDB00000357
Good Scents IDrw1133251
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Download (PDF)
General References
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  6. Jablecka A, Chmara E, Korzeniowska K: The level of plasma neuroendocrine activity and the concentration of digoxin in the serum of patients with mild chronic heart failure. Int J Clin Pharmacol Res. 1998;18(4):171-8. [PubMed:10052027 ]
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  13. Johnson RD, Dorr MB, Hunt TL, Conway S, Talbot GH: Pharmacokinetic interaction of sparfloxacin and digoxin. Clin Ther. 1999 Feb;21(2):368-79. [PubMed:10211539 ]
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  16. Cuena Boy R, Ortiz de Apodaca Ruiz MA, Macia Martinez MA: [Best result of digoxin dosing in the aged by taking into account that both the elimination as well as the volume of distribution of the drug decrease when the kidney function deteriorates]. An Med Interna. 2002 Jul;19(7):331-5. [PubMed:12224140 ]
  17. Kurup RK, Kurup PA: Hypothalamic digoxin, hemispheric chemical dominance, and inflammatory bowel disease. Int J Neurosci. 2003 Sep;113(9):1221-40. [PubMed:12959741 ]
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Involved in monooxygenase activity
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Catalyzes the side-chain cleavage reaction of cholesterol to pregnenolone.
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Involved in ATP binding
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This is the catalytic component of the active enzyme, which catalyzes the hydrolysis of ATP coupled with the exchange of sodium and potassium ions across the plasma membrane. This action creates the electrochemical gradient of sodium and potassium ions, providing the energy for active transport of various nutrients.
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Involved in transporter activity
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Mediates the Na(+)-independent transport of organic anions such as pravastatin, taurocholate, methotrexate, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, 17-beta-glucuronosyl estradiol, estrone sulfate, prostaglandin E2, thromboxane B2, leukotriene C3, leukotriene E4, thyroxine and triiodothyronine. May play an important role in the clearance of bile acids and organic anions from the liver
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Involved in transporter activity
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Organic anion transporter, capable of transporting pharmacological substances such as digoxin, ouabain, thyroxine, methotrexate and cAMP. May participate in the regulation of membrane transport of ouabain. Involved in the uptake of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor sitagliptin and hence may play a role in its transport into and out of renal proximal tubule cells. May be involved in the first step of the transport pathway of digoxin and various compounds into the urine in the kidney. May be involved in sperm maturation by enabling directed movement of organic anions and compounds within or between cells. This ion- transporting process is important to maintain the strict epididymal homeostasis necessary for sperm maturation. May have a role in secretory functions since seminal vesicle epithelial cells are assumed to secrete proteins involved in decapacitation by modifying surface proteins to facilitate the acquisition of the ability to fertilize the egg
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