くすりのしおり

Injection
Revised: 7/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
DOPRAM injectable 400mg [Anesthesiology domain]
 Active ingredient:
Doxapram hydrochloride hydrate
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine increases respiratory volume by selectively acting on the respiratory center through peripheral chemoreceptors (carotid body).
It is usually used for respiratory depression and delayed awakening under anesthesia and poisoning caused by central nervous system depressants, and for differential diagnosis of prolonged apnea.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have epilepsy or convulsion.
    If you have decreased ventilatory capacity and need assistance with a respirator.
    If you have hypertension, cerebrovascular disorder, heart disease, cerebral edema, bronchospasm, hyperthyroidism, gastric ulcer or upper airway obstruction.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For respiratory depression and delayed awakening: In general, inject this medicine intravenously or by intravenous infusion.
    For differential diagnosis: In general, inject this medicine intravenously.
  • For respiratory depression and delayed awakening: This medicine is used when symptoms occur.
    For differential diagnosis: This medicine is used only once.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include increased blood pressure, excitation, nausea/vomiting and tachycardia. If any of these symptoms occurs, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse effects indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • excitation, tremor, clonic convulsion [central nerve symptom]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.