Doxapram Hydrochloride 2mg/ml Solution for Infusion

Active ingredients: Doxapram

Product name and form

Dopram Infusion.

Doxapram Hydrochloride 2mg/ml Solution for Infusion.

Pharmaceutical Form

Sterile solution for intravenous infusion.

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Dopram Infusion contains 2 mg Doxapram Hydrochloride BP per ml, in 5% Glucose intravenous infusion BP.

Active Ingredient

Doxapram is an analeptic agent (a stimulant of the central nervous system). Doxapram produces respiratory stimulation mediated through the peripheral carotid chemoreceptors. It is thought to stimulate the carotid body by inhibiting certain potassium channels. Used as temporary measure in hospitalized patients with acute respiratory insufficiency superimposed on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

List of Excipients

Glucose Intravenous infusion (BP)

Pack sizes and marketing

Primary container: Viaflex bag in overpouch.

Secondary container: Cardboard carton.

Presentation: each Viaflex bag contains 500 ml.

Marketing Authorization Holder
Authorization Dates

MercuryPharm Ltd
4045, Kingswood Road
City West Business Park
Co Dublin

01 October 1997

Marketing authorization number:

PL 15372/0002