(di JOX in im MYOON FAB) Brand: DigiFab
What is the most significant information I must know about digoxin immune FAB?
If possible, till you receive digoxin immune FAB, speak your doctor if you have heart malady or kidney malady, or if you are allergic to antibiotics or papaya extracts such as papain or chymopapain.
In an abnormal situation it may not be possible to speak your caregivers about your health conditions. Create certain any doctor caring for you afterward knows you have received this medicine.
What is digoxin immune FAB?
Digoxin immune FAB is used as an antidote to treat a life-threatening overdose of digoxin or digitoxin.
Digoxin immune FAB is not for treating a mild digitalis overdose.
Digoxin immune FAB may also be used for purposes not listed in this medicine guide.
What must I discuss with my healthcare provider till receiving digoxin immune FAB?
If possible, till you receive digoxin immune FAB, speak your doctor if you have:
· heart disease;
· kidney disease;
· if you are allergic to antibiotics; or
· if you are allergic to papaya extracts such as papain or chymopapain (Chymodiactin).
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether digoxin immune FAB will harm an unborn child. Speak your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether digoxin immune FAB passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing child. Speak your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
In an abnormal situation it may not be possible to speak your caregivers if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Create certain any doctor caring for your pregnancy or your child knows you have received this medication.
How is digoxin immune FAB given?
Digoxin immune FAB is injected into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.
You may need frequent medical trials to help your doctor determine how long to treat you with digoxin immune FAB.
This medicine can reason unusual results with determined medical trials. Speak any doctor who treats you that you are using digoxin immune FAB.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since digoxin immune FAB is given in an abnormal situation by a healthcare professional, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Since this medicine is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What must I avoid after receiving digoxin immune FAB?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What are the possible side effects of digoxin immune FAB?
Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
· tall potassium (slow heart course, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling);
· low potassium (confusion, uneven heart course, extreme thirst, heighten urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling);
· shortness of breath (even with mild exertion); or
· swelling, rapid weight gain.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What another drugs will affect digoxin immune FAB?
Another drugs may interact with digoxin immune FAB, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal commodity. Speak every of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medication you start or stop using.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about digoxin immune FAB.
Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.
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