dopamine (hydrochloride; Intropin - Discontinued in the US)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

Is dopamine-injection available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

Do I need a prescription for dopamine-injection?

Yes

What are the uses for dopamine-injection?

  • Dopamine is prescribed to correct hemodynamic status in patients with shock syndrome due to
  • This means dopamine may be capable of improving urine flow, blood pressure, blood flow to vital organs, and improving heart function in patients with shock syndrome.

What are the side effects of dopamine-injection?

Common side effects of dopamine include

Serious side effects of dopamine include

  • abnormal heart rhythm,
  • increased or decreased blood pressure,
  • increased pressure in the eye, and
  • gangrene in the extremities.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/21/2016

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