Dopamine

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Author:
Lhernandez
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278380
Filename:
Dopamine
Updated:
2015-01-27 01:51:40
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Pharmacologygroup4 LVAPEC
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Drug Profiles,Pharmacology Group 4
Description:
Dopamine drug profile
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  1. Dopamine Class
    • Sympathomimetic
    • Inotropic agent
  2. Dopamine MOA
    • Immediate metabolic precursor to norepinephrine
    • Increases systemic vascular resistance
    • Causes peripheral vasoconstriction
    • Dilates renal vasculature at low doses
    • Increases myocardial contractility & stroke volume
  3. Dopamine Indication
    • Cardiogenic shock
    • Septic/Spinal shock
    • Hypotension with low cardiac output states
    • Distributive shock
  4. Dopamine Contraindications
    • Hypovelemic shock
    • Pheochromocytoma
    • Tachy arrhythmias
    • V-Fib
  5. Dopamine Adverse
    • Arrhythmias
    • Hypertension
    • Increase O2 demand
    • Tissue necrosis
  6. Dopamine Dosage
    Adult: IV infusion 2-20mcg/kg/min titrated to effects

    Peds: Same as adult

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