Dopamine- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of DrugDopamine is a Drug Used in Heart Failure
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Dopamine is used for
1. Cardiogenic shock in myocardial infarction or cardiac surgery
2. Acute heart failure
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Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms INJECTIONS
Contraindications1. Hypersensitivity
2. Tachyarrhythmias
3. Ventricular fibrillation
4. Ischaemic heart disease
5. Pheochromocytoma
6. Hyperthyroidism 
Precautions 1. Correct hypovolaemia before and maintain blood volume during treatment
2. Correct hypoxia
3. Hypercapnia and metabolic acidosis before or at same me as starting treatment
4. The low dose in shock due to myocardial infarction
5. History of peripheral vascular disease
6. Interactions
7. History of atherosclerosis
8. Raynaud’s disease
9. Diabetic endocarditis
10. The disproportionate increase in diastolic pressure
11. Pregnancy
12. Lactation
Adverse Effects 1. Nausea and vomiting
2. Peripheral vasoconstriction
3. Hypotension with dizziness
4. Fainting
5. Flushing
6. Tachycardia
7. Ectopic beats
8. Palpitations
9. Anginal pain
10. Hypertension particularly in
Pregnancy Category C

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