A patient on digoxin accidentally ingested two doses of the medication. He is now in the hospital and is being treated for possible drug toxicity. Since the patient is stable, which of the following treatments is indicated?


• For a stable patient, the best treatment is to wait for the patient's body to excrete the drug metabolites and treat the symptoms as needed. Symptoms include arrhythmia and nausea 

• Incorrect: Atropine is only used with symptomatic bradycardia, but it does not treat the toxicity itself 

• Incorrect: Charcoal is only used if large amounts of the drug are still in the stomach 

• Incorrect: Digoxin immune FAB is an antidote used for digitalis toxicity by binding to digoxin in the blood. This is only used with unstable patients or during a severe overdose 

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