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And even with the exact dosing you got from using single constituents: when the doctor's patient suddenly gets weaker from, say, a flu, the digitalis glycosides will kill them off.

Because they've been using digitalis glycosides they've had 4-5 years more life, but it's better not to need digitalis in the first place - help your heart with diet, mild herbs (like Crataegus), and lifestyle before it breaks.

This is because the statements deviated from NPOV and were slanted toward opinion, not scientifically objective.


At some point, digoxin should be made into it's own article, with focus on the medical use of the pharmaceutical agent. At that point, a list of medications and conditions that alter the digoxin level should be fleshed out, as well as indications and dosing of the medication and a discussion of the toxic effects.

Facts about digoxin:
  1. The effect of digoxin on mortality and morbidity in patients with heart failure. The Digitalis Investigation Group. N Engl J Med. 1997 Feb 20;336(8):525-33. (Medline abstract)
  2. The bioavailability of oral digoxin is 75%

Ksheka 12:00, Sep 8, 2004 (UTC)

I'm starting to create a separate article for digoxin. I've un-redirected and put up a stub. Much more to come. Ksheka 11:40, Nov 12, 2004 (UTC)

Thank you.. I had put stuff into this article because of the redirection.. Tarek 18:51, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Casino Royale[edit]

  • I think it is important to note that whoever poisoned Bond would not have used a pharmalogical dose of digoxin but instead a poisonous OVERDOSE of the chemical. As it turns out, ventricular tachycardia is actually a known toxic effect of digoxin. Not sure on the mechanism but I think because digoxin causes a slowing of AV conduction time, an OVERDOSE would cause AV block. With AV block, ectopic pacemakers in the ventricles would begin firing haphazardly giving ventricular tachycardia.


128.172.62.38 01:52, 24 January 2007 (UTC)Kamal Pathak (2nd year at VCU School of Medicine (kp59@georgetown.edu))


Annual varieties of Foxglove[edit]

Although the best known form of Foxglove is biennial (in other words you have to wait a whole year before they flower) there are now two annual varieties known as "Foxy" and "Camelot". 80.2.197.130 (talk) 22:22, 2 May 2008 (UTC)


Afudge[edit]

There we go lol the format was all off, the paragraph was messed up Afudge (talk) 23:31, 15 June 2008 (UTC)


When does it bloom?[edit]

Is there a template for articles like this one, I wonder. There are certain things a gardener is always going to want to know about a plant: native habitat and distribution, propagation, water and sunlight requirements, what time of year it blooms and for how long. There are also hardiness zones in the US that would be helpful to US readers, but that's probably a can of international worms. Rosekelleher (talk) 14:40, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

WP:PLANTS put together a template with suggestions: Wikipedia:WikiProject Plants/Template. All articles are works in progress and won't contain all information yet. Certainly be bold and add the information you're looking for if you can source it in reliable sources. Rkitko (talk) 19:02, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
I should also note that we usually don't include "how to" information, e.g. "water and sunlight requirements", see WP:NOTHOWTO. Also, this kind of information is usually species-specific, so it wouldn't necessarily be included in the genus article. Rkitko (talk) 19:05, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Uncited toxicity claim[edit]

The toxicity section claims that "the leaves of the upper stem are particularly potent, with just a nibble being enough to potentially cause death", and refers to Footnote 13. The link given in Footnote 13 does not provide information on this extreme claim (which may be true for all I know; but I'd like to see it either cited properly or omitted).

Uncited toxicity claim[edit]

The toxicity section claims that "the leaves of the upper stem are particularly potent, with just a nibble being enough to potentially cause death", and refers to Footnote 13. The link given in Footnote 13 does not provide information on this extreme claim (which may be true for all I know; but I'd like to see it either cited properly or omitted). Anne Lorimer (talk) 19:20, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

merge with Foxglove_plant?[edit]

We have three overlapping articles: this article, Foxglove_plant and Digoxin Perhaps they are sufficiently distinct, but there may be an opportunity for merger of this and Foxglove_plant.Tetsuo (talk) 06:58, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

  • Support: There was no article called Foxglove plant - it was a redirect to Digitalis purpurea so I've now changed it to redirect to this article. Actually it's a rather pointless redirect as there is already a redirect here from foxglove and, if anything, it should have been called Foxglove (plant). Digitalis purpurea is about a sperate sub species so it is reasonable to have a seperate article for it, however, there doesn't seem to be much in it that isn't in this one, so it would probably be better as a sub section of this article. Richerman (talk) 11:23, 9 March 2013 (UTC)