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Alternative namesWillow-Leaved Foxglove; Revebjelle
DefinitionPoisoning in children occurs from sucking the flowers or eating the seeds, stems, and/or leaves. In adults it usually results from overdosing of any of the digitalis glycosides (digitoxin, deslanoside, and digoxin).
Home TreatmentCall Poison Control.
Before Calling EmergencyDetermine the following information:
Poison Control, or a local emergency numberThey will instruct you if it is necessary to take the patient to the hospital. See Poison Control centers for telephone numbers and addresses. Take the container or plant with you to the emergency room.
What to expect at the emergency roomSome or all of the following procedures may be performed:
Expectations (prognosis)The prognosis (probable outcome):
If the individual survives the first 24 hours their chances of survival are very good.
Update Date: 2/23/2004Cherlin Johnson, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT