Doxapram

Doxapram hydrochloride

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Name

  • Doxapram hydrochloride.

Class of drug

  • Respiratory stimulant.

Uses

Action

  • Stimulates the peripheral aortic and carotid body chemoreceptors.

Indications

  • Respiratory stimulation of neonates.
  • Reversal of respiratory depression associated with overdose of general anesthesia, hypnotic drugs and sedatives.

Adverse reactions

Effects of overdosage


Overdosage may produce hyperventilation which may be followed by reduced carbon dioxide tension in blood, cerebral vasoconstriction, hypoxia and possible brain damage.

Other reported reactions

  • Convulsions.
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