What prescriptions use the Digitalis purpurea or Purple Foxglove plant for heart failure?
This is for my Botany class at school. I am also trying to win a contest about the importance of plants. This one seemed to come to mind for the simple fat it helps with heart failure. I am simply trying to find a product that uses this plant. THANKS!
Asked by Lou Knochel 2 years ago.
Only 2. Digitalis and Digoxin EDIT: I meant Digitoxin not Digitalis. doh! EDIT2: Cedilanid, aka Cedilanid-D, wow! I haven't seen that in a very long time. It must be covered with dust!! EDIT3: Ouabain does not come from the Digitalis plant. It is found in the ripe seeds of African plants Strophanthus gratus and Acokanthera ouabaio. Answered by Maurita Claro 2 years ago.
There are many preparations and many different brand names of drugs containing digitalis or one of its derivatives. The first to be used itself was the actual digitalis leaf. There were, and perhaps there still are, standardized preparations. It is relatively slow in its onset of action and slow in its rate of deactivation and excretion in the body. Digitoxin is a more purified form of an active cardiac glycoside, somewhat more rapid in onset and excretion. Digoxin has a faster onset and rate of excretion. One of the most rapid acting cardiac glycosides, still a digitalis derivative, is cedilanid. Each form has advantages and disadvantages, and any preparation of the drug needs careful monitoring, especially during the initial dosing period. These are potent medications. If any digitalis compound is available without a prescription, I am unaware of it. For your report, research Dr. William Withering and 'the old woman of Shropshire." Answered by Jeannie Balboni 2 years ago.
Andy Biersack Answered by Sharilyn Henderso 2 years ago.
While it is less effective in CHF than Digoxin, Digitoxin was left out. Answered by Nelly Pesh 2 years ago.