digoxin immune FAB (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving digoxin immune FAB (Digibind, DigiFab)?
If possible, before you receive digoxin immune FAB, tell your doctor if you have:
FDA pregnancy category C. Digoxin immune FAB may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before receiving this medication.
It is not known whether digoxin immune FAB passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
In a poisoning situation, it may not be possible to tell your caregivers that you are pregnant or breast-feeding before you are treated with digoxin immune FAB. However, make sure any doctor caring for your pregnancy or your baby knows that you have received the medication.
How is digoxin immune FAB given (Digibind, DigiFab)?
Digoxin immune FAB is given as an injection through a needle placed into a vein. You will receive this injection in a hospital or emergency setting. The medicine must be given slowly through an IV infusion, and each dose can take up to 30 minutes to complete.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition and not causing harmful side effects, your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. This will help your doctor determine how long to treat you with digoxin immune FAB.
This medication can cause you to have unusual results with certain digitalis tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you have been treated with digoxin immune FAB.
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