Digoxin for rapid digialization

by Ajak Deng
(cairo-egypt)

Electrocardiogram (EKG) indicating Atrial Fibrillation

Electrocardiogram (EKG) indicating Atrial Fibrillation

The usual dose of Digoxin for rapid digitalization is a total of 1.0 mg divided into 2 or more doses at intervals of 6 to 8 hours. How many milliliters of digoxin elixir containing 50 microgram per ml would provide this dose?

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Digoxin for Rapid Digitalization is Used to Treat A-Fib
by: David

For those who don't know, when it comes to Digoxin/Lanoxin, "Rapid Digitalization" is just a fancy way of saying "Loading Dose Regimen."

Digoxin can be used to treat Atrial Fibrillation (or "A-Fib," an irregular heartbeat, often a rapid heartbeat, which usually causes poor blood flow.)
or Heart Failure. In his case, for this question, it is unnecessary to treat Heart Failure with a loading dose. So A-Fib is what is usually being treated.

According to MedScape.com,

"PO: 10-15 mcg/kg total loading dose; administer 50% initially; then may cautiously give 1/4 the loading dose q6-8hr twice; peform careful assessment of clinical response and toxicity before each dose."

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Digitalizing Dose

by Germaine
(LA, CA)

The recommended digitalizing dose of digoxin (Lanoxin) for a child younger than 2 years of age is 38 mcg/kg. The child weighs 25 pounds. The nurse has available Lanoxin Elixir 0.05 mg/mL. How many mL will the nurse administer to the child as a digitalizing dose?

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