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Doxapram


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Does anyone use doxapram for apnea of prematurity in addition to caffeine when the apneas are troublesome? If you do use it have you seen any side effects?

Jaideep

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dear dr jaideep,

we have used cloram a couple of times on the babies with no detectable causes of apnea and not controlled even on 2.5 mg/kg/dose 8 hourly of theophyline 9caffiene is not available in india)

The problem is that the effect rapidly weans off in 48 hours and than again the same state.

we have observed hypertension in the upper range , but did not experience the Gasping syndrome often described

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