Doxapram treats a lung disease called COPD and complications with anesthesia during surgery. Talk to your physician if you experience dizziness, lightheadedness, or shortness of breath after taking.

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  • Hypercapnia
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Uses of Doxapram


Doxapram is used in the treatment of:

  • Hypercapnia
  • Respiratory Hypersensitivity
  • Substance-Related Disorders

Doxapram is used in the prevention of:

  • Respiratory Insufficiency

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Doxapram Brand Names

Doxapram may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Doxapram Drug Class

Doxapram is part of the drug class:

Doxapram Interactions

This is not a complete list of Doxapramdrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Doxapram and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Doxapram falls into category B:

There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Doxapram. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.


In animal studies, pregnant animals were given Doxapram, and some babies had problems. But in human studies, pregnant women were given this medication and their babies did not have any problems related to this medication.

Doxapram Dosage

Take doxapram exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Doxapram dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Doxapram is available in the following doses:

  • Doxapram 20 Mg/ml Intravenous Solution

Forms of Medication

Doxapram is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution