Digitoxin is a cardiac glycoside derived from the digitalis plant. It is used to treat Congestive heart failure and Atrial dysrhythmias. Digitoxin levels are monitored to assure adequate therapeutic levels are achieved and to avoid toxicity.
Pre-test Information:Ideal sampling time: just before the next dose is due at steady state.
Report Delivery:Sample by 7th of the month; Report after 2–3 weeks