Digoxin Digitalis

  • Facts:
    Cardiac glycoside
    Has narrow therapeutic index
  • Complications:
    Toxicity causes ectopy and increased vagal tone
    Atrial tachycardia with AV block
    Verapamil increases digoxin concentrations, predispose to toxicity
  • Indications:
    Atrial fibrillation
    Atrial flutter
    Congestive Heart Failure
  • Side Effects:
    Visual disturbances ("yellow halos")
    Gastrointestinal (eg. anorexia, nausea, vomiting )

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July 30th 2010