Strofantin (Strophanthinum; list a) - cardiac glycoside. The introduction of non-provides a fast and strong cardiotonic effect. He has relatively little effect on heart rate. Previously it was thought that the ingestion strofantin practically ineffective, because it is destroyed in the stomach. Strofantin almost koumouliruet. If earlier the patient took drugs naperstanki, strofantin, you can enter only 4 days (some believe this statement is disputable, in this case you should consult with your doctor), in order to avoid adding effects and toxicity.
Apply strofantin in acute and chronic heart failure. Enter slowly 0.25-0.5 ml of 0.05% solution in 10-20 ml of 20% glucose solution. The highest single dose 0.0005 g daily 0,001 g Contraindications: deep sclerotic changes in heart and vessels, acute myocarditis, endocarditis, expressed cardiosclerosis, long cardiac blockade. In cases of occurrence of toxic effects (arrythmiabigeminiya, dissociation rhythm) injections cease and appoint unitiol (see), potassium chloride (see Potassium). The form of release strofantina: ampoules to 1 ml of 0.05% solution.
Cm. also, Cardiac glycosides.

Stuttgart Studie: for 15 years, the patients were 21000 patients with a daily admission to Strofantina G inside - not recorded a single heart attack! The frequency of attacks is 20 times lower than in healthy population of Germany.
Berthold Kern. Der Myokard-Infarkt. 1969, 1970, 1974.