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Digoxin Immune Fab Medication
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
Vaughan-Williams: What you are referring to, I believe, is what is called the vaughan-williams classification (circa 1970) of anti arrhythmic drugs. Class I drugs block sodium channels on the cells, class ii drugs block beta-receptors, class iii drugs block potassium channels, and class IV drugs block calcium channels. Digoxin does not fit the vaughn-williams classification, as its properties are different still. ...Read more
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
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
Can you drink alcohol with medications like metropolol and digoxin. Which I drink everyday due to heart surgery for mitral valve repair. 21 year old?
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Depends: Depends on what route you give digoxin. The drug can be given intravenously, intramuscular or by oral route. The effect is fastest when given intravenously as is usually done to control rapid pulse. When given orally a loading dose can be given to achieve a rapid blood level followed by a maintenance dose. If the kidneys ar working normally, it takes about 5 days to achieve a stable level. ...Read more
Ok: You'll be okay with a single extra pill. Some people your age (the metabolism is age dependent) actually take 2 a day normally. ...Read more
Danger in digitek (digoxin): This question is for your doctor, who knows you and can tell you if there is any danger. ...Read more
Yes: They're used together often. No problem taking them together. ...Read more
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
Digoxin is a purigfied cardiac glycoside. Digoxin is used in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and sometimes heart failure that cannot be controlled by other medication.
Common adverse effects: loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Other common effects are blurred vision, visual disturbance, confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, insomnia, nightmares, agitation, depressio. ...Read more
Digoxin: They are often used together in patients with CHF and a dilated heart. ...Read more
Be VERY careful: Digoxin is a useful drug but treacherous. There's no magic number below which the heart-slowing effects of "dig" become especially dangerous, but if the slow heart rate is new, whoever prescribed the "dig" should know. Good luck, and I'm glad you're taking a proactive approach to your health. ...Read more
Can you tell me how are electorlyte imbalances risk factors for digoxin toxicity (digitalis toxicity)?
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Digoxin_toxicity
Digibind (digoxin immune fab): And stopping the drug until the effects of the toxicity is over. ...Read more
Digoxin allergy: Digoxin (Lanoxin, Digox) is a a medication that is used to support blood pressure support & as an antiarrhythmic. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-4358/digoxin-oral/details ...Read more