Digoxin for rapid digialization
by Ajak Deng
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?
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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