Dopamine

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  • Other
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Output, Low
  • Heart Block
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Shock

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Dopamine Cautionary Labels

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Uses of Dopamine

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Dopamine is used in the treatment of:

  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Output, Low
  • Heart Block
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Shock

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Dopamine Brand Names

Dopamine may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Dopamine Drug Class

Dopamine is part of the drug class:

Dopamine Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • DOPAMINE/ISOCARBOXAZID
  • DOPAMINE/LINEZOLID
  • DOPAMINE/PARGYLINE
  • DOPAMINE/PHENELZINE
  • DOPAMINE/TRANYLCYPROMINE

This is not a complete list of Dopaminedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Dopamine and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Dopamine falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

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There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Dopamine should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

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No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Dopamine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Dopamine Dosage

Take dopamine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Dopamine dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Dopamine is available in the following doses:

  • Dopamine 1.6 Mg/ml-d5% Intravenous Solution
  • Dopamine 160 Mg/ml Intravenous Solution
  • Dopamine 3.2 Mg/ml-d5% Intravenous Solution
  • Dopamine 40 Mg/ml Intravenous Solution
  • Dopamine 5%-100 Mg/100 Ml Intravenous Solution
  • Dopamine 80 Mg/ml Intravenous Solution
  • Dopamine 800 Mcg/ml-d5% Intravenous Solution

Forms of Medication

Dopamine is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Prefilled Syringe