Noapnea Injection

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Noapnea Injection is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of apnea (a disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts) of prematurity. It facilitates normal breathing and reduces interrupted breathing in premature newborns.

Noapnea Injection is given under the supervision of healthcare professionals. Remember, if you are breastfeeding while your infant is treated with this medicine, then do not drink coffee or take any other high caffeine product as this passes into breast milk.

Some common side effects of this medicine include mild delirium, insomnia, frequent urge to urinate, dehydration, tachycardia, and fever. Consult your doctor if these do not go away or persist for a longer duration. They may be able to suggest ways to prevent or reduce the side effects.

Uses of Noapnea Injection

  • Apnea of prematurity

Benefits of Noapnea Injection

In Apnea of prematurity

In a premature baby, the part of the brain that controls breathing is not mature enough for nonstop breathing. This causes large bursts of breath followed by periods of shallow breathing or stopped breathing. This is called apnea or breathing trouble of prematurity. Noapnea Injection helps to stimulate those areas of the brain that control breathing and normalise it. It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse.

Side effects of Noapnea Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Noapnea

  • Delirium (acute confusional state)
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Dehydration
  • Fever

How to use Noapnea Injection

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

How Noapnea Injection works

Noapnea Injection is a stimulant. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances (adenosine and phosphodiesterase) leading to stimulation of the brain and respiratory system in premature newborns. This reduces the number of episodes of interrupted breathing and helps the newborns breathe on their own.

Safety Advice

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Noapnea Injection.
Noapnea Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Noapnea Injection should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Noapnea Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
There is limited information available on the use of Noapnea Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Noapnea Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Noapnea Injection helps in the treatment of interrupted breathing in premature babies.
  • It is given as an injection (drip) by your doctor or nurse.
  • If you are breast-feeding while your infant is treated with Noapnea Injection, do not drink coffee or take any other high caffeine product as caffeine passes into breast milk.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Xanthine Derivative
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Adenosine receptor (A1 & A2) antagonist

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Kerom 3rd Floor Plot No A112, Near State Bank of India Road No 22, Wagle Industrial Estate Thane (W) Pin: 400604
Country of Origin: India

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