doxapram-injection, Dopram (cont.)

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.

SIDE EFFECTS: Pain and redness at the injection site, feelings of warmth, flushing, sweating, headache, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea or enlarged pupils may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify the doctor promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: chest pain, rapid/irregular heartbeat, fever, mental/mood changes, increased muscle activity or spasms, seizures, urination problems, itching, trouble breathing (including very rapid or slow breathing). If you notice other side effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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