These vary widely according to the symptoms observed, but one of the main preoccupations
of the practitioner will be to support vital functions (respiration and circulation).
The most frequently used agents are:
Caffeine and theophylline: cardiovascular and respiratory stimulants, which also
have a diuretic action.
Nikethamide: a respiratory stimulant.
Heptaminol: a cardial stimulant. Heptaminol acephyllinate combines theophylline
For appropriate symptomatic treatment, see individual entries for specific compounds.
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