This is done through antibody treatment with digoxin immune Fab
(Digibind, DigiFab) (Kee et al.
13 December 2011 - Canadian speciality pharmaceutical firm Paladin Labs Inc (TSX:PLB) said on Monday it had kicked off sales in Canada of DigiFab Digoxin Immune Fab
(Ovine), which is intended to treat life-threatening or potentially lethal digoxin toxicity or overdose.
The Fougera division of Nycomed US has brought a new batch of DigiFab Digoxin Immune Fab
to market in response to concerns voiced by the Food and Drug Administration that stocks of the treatment for patients with severe digoxin toxicity and a similar medication, GlaxoSmithKline's Digibind, were running low.
The antidote Digoxin Immune Fab
was administered and the patient was admitted to the intensive care unit for close monitoring.
There are only two reports of IV digoxin immune Fab
, ovine (digoxin) use in human pregnancy.