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Brand name: Digifab TM

Active ingredients: digoxin-specific antibody fragment f(ab)

What it is used 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.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Refrigerate
  • Do not Freeze
  • Reconstituted Solution see label for shelf life
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White or off-white friable cake.,Colourless to pale yellow solution when reconstituted.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient digoxin-specific antibody fragment f(ab)

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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