We use this medication in the nicu as well when caffine doesnt work but here is what I found for the adult population if this helps at all.
from Lexi Drugs.
U.S. Brand Names Dopram
Respiratory Stimulant; Stimulant
Respiratory and CNS stimulant for respiratory depression secondary to anesthesia, drug-induced CNS depression; acute hypercapnia secondary to COPD
Inhaled anesthetics: Halothane, cyclopropane, and enflurane may sensitize the myocardium to catecholamine and epinephrine which is released at the initiation of doxapram, hence, separate discontinuation of anesthetics and start of doxapram until the volatile agent has been excreted.
Mechanism of Action
Stimulates respiration through action on respiratory center in medulla or indirectly on peripheral carotid
Onset of action: Respiratory stimulation: I.V.: 20-40 seconds; Peak effect: 1-2 minutes;Duration: 5-12 minutes; Half-life elimination, serum: Adults: Mean: 3.4 hours
Respiratory depression following anesthesia:
Intermittent injection: Initial: 0.5-1 mg/kg; may repeat at 5-minute intervals (only in patients who demonstrate initial response); maximum total dose: 2 mg/kg
I.V. infusion: Initial: 5 mg/minute until adequate response or adverse effects seen; decrease to 1-3 mg/minute; maximum total dose: 4 mg/kg
Drug-induced CNS depression:
Intermittent injection: Initial: Priming dose of 1-2 mg/kg, repeat after 5 minutes; may repeat at 1-2 hour intervals (until sustained consciousness); maximum: 3 g/day. May repeat in 24 hours if necessary.
Monitor heart rate, blood pressure, reflexes, CNS status, ECG, arterial blood gases (COPD)
Anesthesia and Critical Care Concerns/Other Considerations
Because of doxapram's transient effect, doxapram should not be used as a drug of choice to treat anesthesia-induced respiratory depression. Initial studies suggest a therapeutic range of at least 1.5 mg/L. Toxicity becomes frequent at serum levels >5 mg/L.
Injection, solution, as hydrochloride: 20 mg/mL (20 mL) [contains benzyl alcohol]