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What is the treatment for digitek (digoxin) overdose?

What is the treatment for digitek (digoxin) overdose?

Digibind (digoxin immune fab): And stopping the drug until the effects of the toxicity is over. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Whitbeck
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Digoxin (Definition)

It is a heart drug...A purified product of the foxglove plant. It has effects which include strengthening the contraction of the heart muscle, slowing conduction of the heart's electrical impulse through the av node and thereby helping to slow the heart rate during atrial fibrillation. Because of potential toxicity, its use has been largely replaced ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Digitek (digoxin) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Digitek (digoxin) overdose?

Digoxin overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Toxicity symptoms include: nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, fatigue, neuralgia, headache, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, seizures, palpitations, shortness of breath, syncope, swelling of lower extremities, bradycardia, hypotension, anorexia, weight loss, abdominal pain & Diarrhea. REF: >>> ...Read more

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Is digitek the same as digoxin?

Digitek (digoxin): This is a brand of digoxin which is sold by prescription. There are other brands and even generic digoxin and there have not been any problems with the generic digoxin. ...Read more

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Are you affected by digitek (digoxin)?

Digitek (digoxin) effect: Please repeat your question as it is not clear what you are asking. ...Read more

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Is it easy to od on digitek or digoxin?

Yes: Yes they are tricky meds, with a small difference between not enough and too much (called a small therapeutic index). ...Read more

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Is digoxin (lanoxin) the same as digitek?

Slightly different: But they are the essentially the same drug. ...Read more

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What are the effects of digitek (digoxin)?

What are the effects of digitek (digoxin)?

Effect of digitek (digoxin): Digitek (digoxin) is a type of digitalis medication that is used mainly for cardiac conditions, especially to strengthen the heart in heart failure situations. It has many effects. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: digitek (digoxin)?

Digitek (digoxin): This is a branded form of digoxin or digitalis which is a medicine used to regulate heart rate. Most often to control heart rate in patients with atrial fibrillation. On occasion it is used to improve contractility or pumping in patients with heart failure. It was obtained from the digitalis or foxglove plant. ...Read more

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Are digitek and digoxin (lanoxin) the same medication?

Yes: Lanoxin is the patented brand name for digoxin. Digitek is one manufacturers name for the generic product. All are the same medication- digitalis. ...Read more

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Digoxin (lanoxin) is it the same drug as digitek (digoxin)?

Digoxin (lanoxin) is it the same drug as digitek (digoxin)?

Yes! These drugs: Slow heart rate, and increase pump efficiency. They are old and cheap. The side effects are well known when used properly, but the modern doctor tends to use other drugs. This drug works! ...Read more

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Is there danger in stopping digitek (digoxin) after 51 years?

Danger in digitek (digoxin): This question is for your doctor, who knows you and can tell you if there is any danger. ...Read more

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What is the classification of digitek and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Drug Classification: Digitek (digoxin) = Digoxin -- classified as an inotrope/pressor. However, it does have other effects.

Norco= hydrocodone + acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is a synthetic narcotic or opioid. Acetaminophen is an analgesic (pain reliever) and an antipyretic (anti- fever). Commonly known as Tylenol. Norfolk is a combination of the 2 drugs. Common dosage forms: 5/325, 7.5/325, 10/325. ...Read more

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How much would a lawsuit be worth for a digitek (digoxin) toxicity related death?

Highly variable: Monetary recovery from litigation will depend upon the costs incurred medically, plus loss of earnings, loss of companionship, the life-expectancy of the deceased, and a variety of other factors. This could best be assessed by an experienced malpractice attorney. ...Read more

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Is it possible that one sexual partner be allegic to digitek (digoxin) if the other one is taking?

Doubtful: I guess anything is possible but this seems so unlikely to me as to be a non-issue. Someone would have to be exquisitely sensitive to react to such a minute exposure. Allergy is not my specialty. It's just my opinion. ...Read more

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Prescribed digitek (digoxin) for tachycardia from pots syndro, also have bradycardia with RHR 40s at times. Scared to take it. Lowers heart rate how much? Safe?

Digoxin: You should see your cardiologist who prescribed Digitek (digoxin) and have them evaluate you. You may want to have your Digitek (digoxin) levels checked as well. HR in 40s is low and may make you feel dizzy. I would see the cardiologist asap. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for digoxin overdose?

What is the treatment for digoxin overdose?

Digoxin: The drug is stopped and a drug is infused which binds up the circulating free digoxin and keeps it from being active. ...Read more

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How do you treat a digoxin overdose?

How do you treat a digoxin overdose?

Dig overdose: We monitor the patient electrocardiographically in a cardiac unit and administer digibind (digoxin immune fab) which is an antibody to digoxin which will bind the drug and help keep it from causing its toxic effects. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: digoxin overdose?

Too much digoxin: Some of the symptoms include fatigue, confusion, yellow vision, abdominal cramps, diarrhea. It also can cause bradycardia or slow heart rate and changes in your ekg. Usually blood tests are taken to check on the level and to adjust the dose. If you think you have an overdose, you should go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I took two digoxin by accident, what to do?

Digoxin: If you took a one time extra digoxin dose it probably won't cause a problem but to be safe you could skip the next day's dose and then return to your regular dose. Calling your doctor who knows you best is always the best idea for advice on your status, we out here don't know your specific information. ...Read more

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Why is digoxin sometimes dangerous for your health?

Digoxin: Because it has a narrow toxic/therapuetic ratio, it is easy to have toxicity with the drug. Toxicity can be fatal with this drug. The ancient romans used it as a poison. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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