Digitalis Intoxication

  title={Digitalis Intoxication},
  author={Dieter Burckhardt and John S. Ladue},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  pages={1436 - 1436}
DIGITALIS INTOXICATION The beneficial effects of digitalis are primarily due to an increase in ventricular efficiency and a decrease in the rate of ventricular contraction. There are, of course, other lesser advantages. Digitalis folia is less often prescribed now than formerly because of its comparatively slow action and very prolonged excretion time. Digoxin is often preferred, but it is equally liable to cause nausea and diarrhoea. Of all the commonly used digitalis preparations digitoxin is…