Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Digoxin Toxicity

Wednesday March 29, 2006
Digoxin Toxicity

Q: Once patient receive Digoxin Fragmented Antibody (DIGIFAB or Digibind), how frequent digoxin level should be measured ?

A: Digoxin level after giving Digibind will rise and will remain distorted for about 7 days. This is due to ability of Digibind to pull all of the digoxin into blood stream. These are inactive fragments and not toxic. There is no need to follow Dig level after administration of Digibind as it may be misleading.

See full review on DIGIFAB along with dose calculator
here (source: