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    Doxapram

    Information about Doxapram

    Doxapram uses

    Doxapram is used in the treatment of postanesthesia respiratory depression and drug induced CNS depression.

    How doxapram 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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    Common side effects of doxapram

    Salivation, Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Chest tightness, Throat tightness, Shortness of breath, Vomiting, Increased blood pressure, Cough, Slow heart rate, Seizure

    Available Medicine for Doxapram

    • ₹126
      Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Doxapram

    • Tell your doctor if you are experiencing wheezing, or if you suffer from any liver problem, or have a tumor of the adrenal glands (phaeochromocytoma) that causes persistent or episodic extreme rise in blood pressure.
    • Do not drive or operate machinery as doxapram may cause dizziness.
    • Do not consume while taking doxapram as it may worsen the side effects.
    • Use of doxapram is not recommended in children <12 years.
    • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Doxapram

    Doxapram

    Q. Is Doxapram a controlled substance?
    Doxapram is not a controlled substance, however it is available only on the basis of valid prescription
    Q. What is Doxapram used for and how does it work?
    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 09 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)