Dopamax

Dopamax

dopamine

Manufacturer:

Swiss Parenterals

Distributor:

Endure Medical
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Dopamine HCl
Indications/Uses
Treatment of acute heart failure, as occurs in cardiogenic shock & MI. Also used in renal failure, in cardiac surgery & in septic shock.
Dosage/Direction for Use
IV infusion as a dilute soln in glucose 5%, NaCl 0.9% or other suitable diluents. Initial rate: 1-5 mcg/kg/min, gradually increased by 5-10 mcg/kg/min according to patient's BP, cardiac & urine output. Up to 20-50 mcg/kg/min in seriously ill patients.
Contraindications
Pheochromocytoma, uncorrected tachyarrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation, hyperthyroidism. Sensitive to Na metabisulfite.
Special Precautions
Patients w/ shock secondary to MI, history of peripheral vascular disease.
Adverse Reactions
Ectopic beats, tachycardia, anginal pain, palpitation, hypotension, vasoconstriction, nausea, vomiting, headache & dyspnea. Tissue necrosis & sloughing.
Drug Interactions
Cyclopropane, halothane, volatile anesth, MAOIs.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
C01CA04 - dopamine ; Belongs to the class of adrenergic and dopaminergic cardiac stimulants excluding glycosides. Used in the treatment of hypotension.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Dopamax soln for infusion 40 mg/mL
Packing/Price
5 mL x 5 × 1's
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