Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lanoxin Toxicity Treatment

Treatment for digoxin toxicity usually includes cardiac monitoring, intravenous fluids, and potassium supplements. In some cases, the doctor may administer medications to bind digoxin in the intestine so it will not be absorbed into the bloodstream.

Treatment for digoxin toxicity may include:

Lanoxin Toxicity Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of digoxin toxicity.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this problem again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Lanoxin Toxicity Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat digoxin toxicity:

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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