Compare and contrast the pharmacology of digoxin and amiodarone.

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College Answer

This question required a structured approach to a comparative description of the pharmacology of
two commonly used and encountered drugs in intensive care practice. Candidates who did not
gain a sufficient mark, did so because of a poor knowledge of this topic, as well as a critical failure
to structure their answer.
Syllabus: C2c,2b
References: Stoelting, Pharmacology and Physiology in Anaesthetic Practice pg 280 and 339,
Peck Hill and Williams, Pharmacology for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, pgs 224, 232