Dopamine

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Malvarez
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127905
Filename:
Dopamine
Updated:
2012-01-15 01:06:43
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Dopamine
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Description:
Type of drug; Sympathomimetic, vasopressor, Adrenergic
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  1. Mechanism of Action;
    Causes increased cardiac output; acts on B-1 and Alpha receptors, causing vasoconstriction to blood vessels; B-1 stimulation produces inotropic effects with increased cardiac output.
  2. Indications;
    Hypotension (not related to hypovolemia)
  3. Contraindication & Precations;
    Contraindications; Vf, tachydysrhythmias Precautions; Treat hypovolemia with fluid before administering dopamine.
  4. Route and Dosage;
    IV, 2 – 20 mcg/kg/min., titrated to effect
  5. Adverse reactions and side effects;
    tachydysrhythmias, Hypertension

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