Digifab is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) digoxin-specific antibody fragment f(ab). On this page you will find out more about Digifab, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: digoxin-specific antibody fragment f(ab)
Information for medicine and pack size:
Digifab 40 mg powder for injection, 1 vial
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Digoxin-specific antibody fragment F(Ab) (Ovine) DigiFab½ is indicated for the treatment of known (or strongly suspected) life-threatening digoxin toxicity associated with ventricular arrhythmias, progressive bradycardia, or second or third degree heart block not responsive to atropine, and where additional measures besides withdrawal of digoxin and correction of serum electrolyte abnormalities are considered necessary. Consequences of multiple dosing with DigiFab have not been evaluated.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||White or off-white friable cake.,Colourless to pale yellow solution when reconstituted.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intravenous|
1 vial per carton: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Refrigerate,Do not Freeze,Reconstituted Solution see label for shelf life|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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DigiFab Powder for infusion - myDr.com.au
DigiFab Powder for infusion - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website
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Management of digoxin toxicity | Issue 1 | Volume 39 | Australian Prescriber
Digoxin toxicity can emerge during long-term therapy for heart failure as well as after an overdose.
Read more on Australian Prescriber website