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Oxygen is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and non flammable gas and supports combustion. Oxygen is prepared by liquefaction of air. It comprises 21% of the atmospheric gas. Higher concentrations of it are used to treat patients with serious impairment of gas exchange in the lung. Oxygen is available in compressed form in cylinders, in liquid form or can be produced on site by it concentrators. Oxygen is used in the treatment of hypoxia, in abdominal distention and in air embolism.


Primary Characterstics

. It is of Natural origin and belongs to Gas. It belongs to Respiratory Inhalant Products and Gas pharmacological group.The Molecular Weight of Oxygen is 32.00.


Metabolism is reported Tissues.


Oxygen is primarily indicated in conditions like Smoking cessation.


No data regarding the contra indications of Oxygen is available.

Drug Interactions

Oxygen is known to interact with other drugs, the details of drug interactions is as follows:

Nitric Oxide

These interactions are sometimes beneficial and sometimes may pose threats to life. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.

Interference in Pathology

No data regarding the pathological interferences produced by Oxygen is available.

Side Effects

The severe or irreversible adverse effects of Oxygen, which give rise to further complications include Decreased retinal blood flow, Retrolental fibroplasia.

Oxygen produces potentially life-threatening effects which include Carbondioxide retention, Pulmonary oxygen toxicity. which are responsible for the discontinuation of Oxygen therapy.

The signs and symptoms that are produced after the acute overdosage of Oxygen include Cerebral oxygen toxicity.

The symptomatic adverse reactions produced by Oxygen are more or less tolerable and if they become severe, they can be treated symptomatically, these include Dizziness, Nausea, Convulsions, Mood swings.

Available Brands

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Oxygen's dosage details are as follows:
Dose Single Dose Frequency Route Instructions

Adult Dosage

InhalationAs Required

Paedriatic Dosage ( 20 Kg. )

InhalationAs Required

Neonatal Dosage ( 3 Kg. )

InhalationAs Required

High Risk Groups

If prescribing authority justifies the benefits of the drug against the possible damages he/she should reevaluate them and consult the reference material and previous studies.

Warning / Precautions

High concentration of oxygen should be avoided in patients whose respiration is depend upon hypoxive drive, other wise carbon dioxide retention and respiratoy depression may ensure. Liquid oxygen should not be allowed to come in contact with skin because it produces severe cold burns.

Storage Conditions


Store Below 25°C.

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