Card Set Information
Type of drug; Sympathomimetic, vasopressor, Adrenergic
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.
Hypotension (not related to hypovolemia)
Contraindication & Precations;
; Vf, tachydysrhythmias
; Treat hypovolemia with fluid before administering dopamine.
Route and Dosage;
IV, 2 – 20 mcg/kg/min., titrated to effect
Adverse reactions and side effects;