Which medications in the drug class Pulmonary, Other are used 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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Pulmonary, Other

These agents inhibit the enzyme carbonic anhydrase, which, in turn, increases HCO3 excretion and causes metabolic acidosis. The metabolic acidosis subsequently stimulates ventilation.

Acetazolamide (Diamox Sequels)

Acetazolamide improves symptomatic periodic breathing and hypoxia.


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