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How do medications treat stagnant anoxia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Medications are not generally used as an initial treatment for stagnant anoxia. However, they can be used for secondary treatment, depending on the cause of the condition. Because stagnant anoxia results in oxygen deprivation to your tissues or organs, the first step in treatment is a steady supply of pure oxygen. After that, medications are administered if necessary to help control your blood pressure and heart rate. They can also be used to control seizures. In addition, medical antidotes are given if some type of poisoning caused the stagnant anoxia.

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