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What is Digibind?

Digibind is a prescription medication administered by a healthcare provider as an antidote to an acute overdose of digoxin or digitoxin. Digibind is an antidote made from antidigoxin antibodies produced in sheep. Part of the process involves enzymes derived from papaya. Digibind works by binding to digoxin or digitoxin, rendering it harmless in the body. Digibind is usually given in an emergency or hospital setting. It is administered as an intravenous infusion over the course of about 30 minutes. The active ingredient in Digibind is called digoxin immune Fab.

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