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Doxapram (By injection)

Doxapram (DOX-a-pram)

Treats breathing problems after surgery or drug overdose. Also used to treat breathing problems caused by certain types of lung disease.

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There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to doxapram. Your child should not receive this medicine if your child is less than one month old. You should not use this medicine if you have had a recent head injury or if you have epilepsy, seizures, asthma, severe high blood pressure, or severe heart disease.

How to Use This Medicine:


Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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