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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

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: digoxin overdose?

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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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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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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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

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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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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

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Why there is different bioavailbilty of different dosage form of digoxin?

Why there is different bioavailbilty of different dosage form of digoxin?

Bioavailability: Oral drug usually pass through the liver after absorption from the GI tract. This removes a certain amount (first-pass). Injectable forms bypass this. Oral liquids have a better abosrption profile than tablets and so may peak higher. In the long run it the steady state levels over a long period that are important. ...Read more

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Is digoxin toxic?

Is digoxin toxic?

Digoxin: The drug digitalis which in a refined form is digitalis is one of the oldest poisons used by man. The ancient Egyptians called in 'bulls blood' and killed with it. It must be used properly, in tightly controlled dosage and followed by the physician. It has been used therapeutically for ages, recently it has lost popularity and present suggestions are to use it very cautiously ...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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What is the toxicity of too much digoxin?

What is the toxicity of too much digoxin?

Slow heart rate: Digoxin toxicity will cause a slow heart rate and can lead to death if not treated. ...Read more

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What are possible side effects of digoxin?

What are possible side effects of digoxin?

Several: Side effects are common when patients have digoxin toxicity, or too high of blood levels. Side effects can range anywhere from halos and colored visual disturbances to potentially fatal arrhythmias to seizures and confusion. Patients can also experience severe nausea and vomiting. Again, all of these side effects are due to digoxin toxicity. ...Read more

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What is the effect of amiodaron on digoxin?

What is the effect of amiodaron on digoxin?

In general...none: Amiodarone typically affects drugs metabolized or cleared by the liver whereas digoxin is cleared renally. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of being on digoxin?

What are the side effects of being on digoxin?

Ususally none: In high doses it can be associated with nausea. Toxicity can be detected by checking a blood "digoxin level." the potassium and magnesium and kidney functions figure in to this. There is a very interesting and uncommon (toxic) side effect called "xanthanopsia" where 1 sees things yellow colored. There are other symptoms. Hrs, md www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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Why the invokana may affect the work of digoxin?

Invokana: This drug is associated with increased levels of digoxin and so may present a dig toxicity risk. ...Read more

Digoxin Overdose (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Lanoxicaps (Definition)

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