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2.1 Positive inotropic drugs

 

      DIGOXIN  
        DIGIFAB  - for life threatening digoxin overdose
          Use with caution in the elderly
          Hypokalaemia predisposes to digoxin toxicity
          For chronic management check serum electrolytes at least every 12 months
          Signs of toxicity include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, visual disturbances, headache, fatigue, drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, delirium, hallucinations, depression, arrhythmias, heart block 

 

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