Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Digitalis Toxicity Home Care

Home care for digoxin toxicity includes:

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Digitalis Toxicity Warning Signs

If you take daily digoxin, notify your doctor for:

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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