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DigiFab

Generic name: digoxin immune FAB [di-JOX-in-im-MYOON-FAB]

Drug class: antidotes

What is DigiFab?

DigiFab is an antidote for a potentially fatal overdose of digoxin or digitoxin. DigiFab is not the best treatment for a minor digitalis overdose. DigiFab could be used for other purposes not covered in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of DigiFab

Take immediate medical assistance. If you notice symptoms warning signs of an allergic reaction such as itching, hives itching, and skin redness, coughing, cough, and difficulty breathing; rapid heartbeats; feeling lightheaded or swollen lips, face, tongue, or throat,

Contact your family caregivers right away in the event that you are suffering from:

  • Fever, swelling of the glands Itching, joint pain, or feeling unwell
  • An euphoric feeling, similar to when you're about to pass out.
  • Heart issues: swelling and weight gain, rapid fatigue, feeling tired,
  • Low potassium level: leg muscle cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering around your chest, thirsty or increased urine Numbness, tingling, muscular weakness, or a feeling of limpness

Common negative side effects of digifab could include:

  • Heart conditions or
  • Low potassium.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar or related drugs

Digoxin immune fab, Digibind

Warnings

If possible, prior to the time you take DigiFab, inform your doctor that you suffer from cardiovascular disease or kidney disease or if you're sensitive to antibiotics such as papaya, papaya, or pineapple.

Before you take this drug

If you are able to do so prior to receiving digifab, inform your caregivers whether you suffer from:

  • Heart disease;
  • Kidney disease;
  • An allergy to antibiotics, or
  • An allergy or sensitization to the papaya juices (papain, chymopapain) or an allergy to pineapple

In the event of an emergency, there is a chance that you will not be able to inform the caregivers that you are breastfeeding or pregnant. Be sure that any doctor who cares for your baby or your pregnant mother has been informed that you purchased DigiFab.

How to take DigiFab?

DigiFab is administered as an infusion into the vein. The healthcare professional will provide you with the injection. Your blood pressure, breathing levels, kidney function, oxygen levels, and many other vital indicators will be closely monitored. The results of medical tests can aid your doctor in determining the length of time you will be treated using DigiFab

What happens if I miss a dose?

Because DigiFab is administered in an emergency by a health expert, it's unlikely that you'll be able to miss a dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Because this medication is administered by a health expert in a medical environment, the risk of overdose is less likely to occur.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any restrictions regarding drinks, food, or any activity.

Interaction with other drug

Other medications can influence DigiFab, such as prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your doctor the medicines you are currently taking and any medication you begin or stop taking.