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Caropram 20mg Injection

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction

Caropram 20mg Injection is a prescription medicine used to treat post-anesthesia respiratory depression and drug induced CNS depression. This medicine helps to improve breathing by increasing the amount of air going in and out of your lungs.

Caropram 20mg Injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional in a hospital setting. It should not be self administered. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember.

Some common side effects of using this medication are salivation, headache, nausea, chest tightness, and throat tightness. You may also notice some injection site reactions such as pain, redness or swelling. However, these are temporary and usually subside on their own after some time. Please consult your doctor if these do not resolve or worry you. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you feel better.

Before taking Caropram 20mg Injection, you should inform your doctor if you are suffering from high blood pressure or liver problems. Your blood pressure may increase after taking this medicine, so it is better to monitor it regularly and consult your doctor if it is bothersome.

Side effects of Caropram Injection

Common
  • Salivation
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Chest tightness
  • Breathlessness
  • Vomiting
  • High blood pressure
  • Cough
  • Slow heart rate
  • Seizure

How to use Caropram Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Caropram Injection works

Doxapram belongs to the class of drugs known as analeptics. It works by stimulating the breathing centre in the brain, thereby increasing the rate of breathing.
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Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Caropram 20mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Caropram 20mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Caropram 20mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Caropram 20mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Caropram 20mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Caropram 20mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Caropram 20mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Caropram 20mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Caropram Injection?

If you miss a dose of Caropram 20mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Caropram 20mg Injection helps you breathe better after you have been given an anaesthetic.
  • It is given as an injection into your vein.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Caropram 20mg Injection as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have high blood pressure or any liver disease.

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FAQs

Q. Is Caropram a controlled substance?

Caropram is not a controlled substance, however it is available only on the basis of valid prescription

Q. What is Caropram used for and how does it work?

Caropram belongs to the class of drugs known as analeptics. It works by stimulating the breathing centre in the brain, thereby increasing the rate of breathing.

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