What is the role of respiratory stimulants in the treatment of hypoventilation syndromes?

Updated: Jul 22, 2021
  • Author: Jazeela Fayyaz, DO; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Answer

Respiratory stimulants have been used in alveolar hypoventilation but have limited efficacy. These are generally a last resort and should only be considered with noninvasive pressure ventilation.


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