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Doxapram

INFORMATION

Uses

Doxapram is used in the treatment of postanesthesia respiratory depression (respiratory problems in the post-anesthesia care) and drug induced cns depression.

How it 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

Vomiting, Nausea, Chest pain, Confusion, Convulsion, Cough, Shortness of breath, Dizziness, Drug fever, Flushing, Hallucination, Headache, Altered heart rate, Increased saliva production, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Increased blood pressure, Increased sweating, Muscle cramp, Muscle twitching, Urinary incontinence

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Expert advice

  • 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

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 03 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)