The Therapeutic Range of Gitalin (Amorphous) Compared with Other Digitalis Preparations
The therapeutic ranges of amorphous gitalin, digitalis leaf, digitoxin and Digoxin were compared in terms of rapid and slow methods for initial digitalization and maintenance of the digitalized patient. Gitalin (amorphous) possesses a therapeutic range greater than any available digitalis preparation or glycoside. In a group of 18 ambulatory patients, gitalin (amorphous) was found to possess an average of 41 per cent increase in therapeutic range when compared with digitalis leaf. Advantages of the use of gitalin (amorphous) as compared with other digitalis preparations are discussed.
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