2008). Although the use of digoxin therapy is different for man and women, there is an increased risk of death among women with heart failure and left ventricular systolic function (S. Rathore, et al. 2002). Caution must be taken when prescribing this medication to include medication history of prescribed and over-the-counter medication, a complete medical history, and baseline laboratory values to assess the heart and kidney function. This will help reduce the possibility of digoxin toxicity and the prescription of an appropriate dosage of the medication. References Arcangelo, V. P., et. Al. (Eds). (2017) Pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice: A practical approach (4thed.) Ambler, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Golzira, Dr., (2008) Use of digitalis in older adults: A recent update. Consultant 360. Rathore, Saif S., et al. (2002) Sex-based differences in the effect of digoxin for the treatment of heart failure. The New England Journal of Medicine. .
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