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Dr. Matthew Whitbeck
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Digoxin (Overview)

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 by beta blocking drugs.


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What is digoxin's role before a cardioversion?

What is digoxin's role before a cardioversion?

Cardio version: Before cardio version we generally try to slow a rapid supra ventricular rhythm. Digoxin is one of the drugs we may choose to do this. It helps slow the rate by slowing conduction of impulses in the heart. We use other drugs also, so it's doctors choice which agent the believe is best for the situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Whitbeck
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Digoxin (Overview)

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 by beta blocking drugs.


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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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Please describe the medication: digoxin?

Please describe the medication: digoxin?

Heart drug: 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 by beta blocking drugs. ...Read more

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How long is Digoxin (0.25) normally prescribed for after MVR surgery?

How long is Digoxin (0.25) normally prescribed for after MVR surgery?

More info needed: But, digoxin is definitely not a first line drug that cardiologists go to these days as there are many better drugs we have in our armamenterium nowadays. If you have Atrial fibrillation in the setting of MVR, may be it is being given for rate control or conversion back to normal rhythm. Even then there are far superior antiarryhtmics. IF being given for LV dysfunction, again, beta-blocker better. ...Read more

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Can long term use of digoxin cause heart and/or kidney problems?

Can long term use of digoxin cause heart and/or kidney problems?

No but: No but improper dosing can or changes in your body can modify the dosage you require. Improperly monitored this drug can be dangerous. Be sure to followup with your doctor for proper monitoring of your blood levels. ...Read more

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How is digoxin used in the management of acute pulmonary edema?

How is digoxin used in the management of acute pulmonary edema?

HR control: Digoxin is sometimes used to help control inappropriate tachycardia typically in the face of uncontrolled atrial fib. This might help if someone has acute pulmonary edema from the fast hr but if the patient is unstable then electrical cardioversion is usually preferred perhaps in combination with meds to control the rate. ...Read more

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How can the excretion of digoxin work in a patient with kidney failure?

How can the excretion of digoxin work in a patient with kidney failure?

16%: 16 % of digoxin is metabolized by the liver. In complete renal failure, not on dialysis, the dose is given every 3-4 days. Dose is adjusted by measured levels. ...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

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What's the toxicity of digoxin?

What's the toxicity of digoxin?

Renal impairment: Digoxin toxicity usual results from kidney impairment as digoxin is really cleared provided reasonable doses are used. Toxicity can result in arrythmias, visual changes, etc. Digibind (digoxin immune fab) is the treatment but can only done once in a persons lifetime. ...Read more

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