Doxapram

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  1. Doxapram Benefits & Uses
  2. Doxapram Dosage & How to Take
  3. Doxapram Side Effects
  4. Doxapram Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Doxapram with Other Drugs
  6. Doxapram Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Doxapram
  8. Doxapram Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Doxapram Benefits & Uses

Doxapram is used to treat the following -

  1. Respiratory Depression Primary

Doxapram Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Doxapram

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 without worrying about any side effects.

Safe

Is the use of Doxapram safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Doxapram. It should only be taken after medical advice.

Severe

What is the effect of Doxapram on the Kidneys?

Doxapram rarely harms the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Doxapram on the Liver?

Side effects of Doxapram rarely affect the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Doxapram on the Heart?

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

Mild

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, you can get addicted to Doxapram. It is essential that you take [medicine] only after doctor's recommendation.

Yes

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

Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Doxapram since it does not cause drowsiness.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, Doxapram is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Doxapram in mental disorders is not effective.

No

Doxapram Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Doxapram

You can take Doxapram with food.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Doxapram

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Doxapram with alcohol.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  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)
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