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Doxapram Information

Doxapram Benefits & Uses

Doxapram is used to treat the following -

Doxapram Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Doxapram


Doxapram Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Doxapram is used -

  1. Headache Unknown
  2. Nausea or vomiting
  3. Dizziness Unknown
  4. Cough Unknown
  5. Seizures (uncontrollable jerking of limbs)
  6. Chest Pain Unknown
  7. Hiccup
  8. Arrhythimia
  9. Bronchospasm
  10. Diarrhoea

Doxapram Related Warnings

Is the use of Doxapram safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women can take Doxapram safely.


Is the use of Doxapram safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Doxapram. It should not be taken only under medical supervision.


What is the effect of Doxapram on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Doxapram on kidney have been reported.


What is the effect of Doxapram on the Liver?

Doxapram may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.


What is the effect of Doxapram on the Heart?

Doxapram is rarely harmful for heart.


Severe Interaction of Doxapram with Other Drugs

Doxapram should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Doxapram Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Doxapram unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Asthma
  2. Pulmonary Embolism
  3. Heart Disease
  4. Thyroid

Frequently asked Questions about Doxapram

Is this Doxapram habit forming or addictive?

Yes, there is a possibility of developing a habit of Doxapram. Talk to doctor before taking it.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Doxapram does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.


Is it safe?

Yes, but you should take Doxapram only as per your doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Doxapram is not used to treat mental disorders.


Doxapram Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Doxapram

You can take Doxapram with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Doxapram

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Doxapram with alcohol will be.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 486
  2. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Dopram (doxapram hydrochloride)