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- Is dobutamine-injection available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for dobutamine-injection?
- What are the uses for dobutamine-injection?
- What are the side effects of dobutamine-injection?
- What is the dosage for dobutamine-injection?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with dobutamine-injection?
- Is dobutamine-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about dobutamine-injection?
What is the dosage for dobutamine-injection?
- The initial dose for adults is based on the indication and severity of heart failure.
- Dosing is 0.5 to 1 micrograms per kilogram body weight per minute followed by an intravenous infusion of 2 to 20 micrograms per kilogram body weight per minute.
- Maximum dose is 40 micrograms per kilogram per minute.
Which drugs or supplements interact with dobutamine-injection?
- Use caution when combining dobutamine with other agents that increase heart rate or blood pressure (sympathomimetics), such as atomoxetine (Strattera), dopamine, and epinephrine.
- Use lower doses of dobutamine initially if the patient is also on linezolid (Zyvox) as there is a risk of significant increase in blood pressure.
- Calcium salts may decrease the effect of dobutamine, so monitor closely.
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