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April 20 2015

Digoxin

What factors contribute to digoxin toxicity?

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April 20 2015 #

The following factors contribute to digoxin toxicity:

[1] Body Characteristics:

  • Advanced age
  • Small BMI (women)

[2] Medical Conditions:

  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Metabolic derrangements

[3] Electrolytes:

  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Hyercalcemia
  • Hypernatremia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypokalemia

[4] Medications:

  • Amiodarone
  • Betablockers
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Macrolides
  • Quinidine
  • Indomethacin
  • Spironolactone
  • Diuretics
  • Amphotericin B

References:

  1. Medscape: Digitalis toxicity (Accessed 20 Apr 2015)

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