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Dobutrex is a sympathomimetic compound used in the treatment of heart failure and cardiogenic shock. It stimulates the heart muscle. 

Drug information on Dobutrex (Dobutamine) from Piramal Healthcare


Piramal Healthcare
Generic : Dobutamine
1 Vial
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Medical Condition(s) for which Dobutrex may be prescribed

Side effects of Dobutrex

  Heart: Increased heart rate and blood pressure, chest pain, palpitation.

  Local: Inflammation of vein.

  Miscellaneous: Nausea, vomiting, headache, anxiety, fatigue and shortness of breath

  Potentially Fatal: Heart diseases.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: IV -Acute heart failure- 2.5-10 mcg/kg, titrate to desired response.
Cardiac stress test- As 1 mg/mL solution: 5 mcg/kg/min for 8 minutes.

How to use Dobutrex?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be injected by a healthcare provider into the vein.

When is Dobutrex not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity; idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (Obstruction of the flow of blood out of the left ventricle due to enlargement of the ventricular septum), Tachydsrhythmias.

Warnings and Precautions for Dobutrex

Correct the decreased blood volume prior to treatment.

• It may increase the risk of rapid ventricular response in patients with abnormal heart rate.

• Caution needed for patients with history of liver disease, allergies, endocrine tumor, and irregular heartbeat/arrhythmia, hyperthyroidism, elderly, newborns, pregnancy.

Other Precautions for Dobutrex

Monitor ECG, blood pressure regularly while taking this medication.
Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Dobutrex

Intravenous: Store at 15-30°C.Normally handled by healthcare providers.

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