Digitalis toxicity

Digitalis is a medicine that is used to treat certain heart conditions. Digitalis toxicity can be a problem with digitalis therapy. It may occur when you take too much of the drug at one time. It can also occur when levels of the drug build up for other reasons.

The most common prescription form of this medicine is called digoxin. Digitoxin is another form of digitalis.

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is a common garden plant that contains digitalis and other cardiac glycosides. These chemicals affect the heart. Foxglove is poisonous, although recorded poisonings from this plant are very rare.

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