GENERIC NAME: DOXAPRAM - INJECTION (DOX-uh-pram)
BRAND NAME(S): Dopram
USES: This medication is used to stimulate breathing (respiration). This medication can be used to treat breathing problems due to overdose of certain drugs (e.g., narcotic analgesics, barbiturates), lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and in the recovery period after anesthesia.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by vein (slow IV injection or infusion) under physician supervision. Response will be monitored continuously during administration. Close observation and monitoring is necessary until the patient is fully alert for 1 hour. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to the medication. The infusion should not be administered for longer than 2 hours or a maximum dose of 3 grams/24 hours. Learn all correct mixing, dilution and administration/usage instructions in the product package. Follow all proper safety precautions. Consult your pharmacist if you are unclear about any of the information. The liquid should be checked for particles or discoloration. If present, do not use the liquid. Make sure needles and medical supplies are stored safely and disposed of properly.
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