Information about Doxapram
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..
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
- ₹126Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd1 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
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.