Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Doxapram

Synonym(s): Doxapram hydrochloride

Introduction

Name

  • Doxapram hydrochloride.

Class of drug

  • Respiratory stimulant.

Uses

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Indications

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

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Cyclopropane, enflurane, halothane, isoflurane and methoxyflurane - increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Morphine - may induce convulsions.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Derived fromThe Veterinary Formulary4th edn (1998) Bishop, Y (Ed.). British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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