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Digoxin Immune Fab injection

What is this medicine?

DIGOXIN IMMUNE FAB (di JOX in im MUNE fab ) binds to portions of digoxin. It is used to treat an overdose of digoxin or digitoxin.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • fever

  • swelling of the ankles, feet

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

  • unusually tired or weak

What may interact with this medicine?

  • digitoxin, digoxin

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • kidney disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to digoxin immune fab, sheep proteins, papain, chymopapain, papaya, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2019 Elsevier