dopamine (hydrochloride; Intropin - Discontinued in the US) (cont.)

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Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Safe and effective use of dopamine is not established in children.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Dopamine should not be used in patients with pheochromocytoma and abnormal heart rate and rhythm.

Dopamine should not be used with medications like selegiline (Eldepryl, Zelapar), linezolid (Zyvox), and MAIO inhibitors like phenelzine (Nardil), isocarboxazid (Marplan) due to increased risk of a hypertensive episode.

Dopamine should not be used with tricyclic antidepressants (for example, amitriptyline [Elavil, Endep]) that increase dopamine and norepinephrine due to increased risk of hypertension and abnormal heart rate and rhythm.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies done on dopamine to determine its safe and effective use in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether dopamine enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it in nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of dopamine may include increased heart rate, abnormal heart rhythm, increased or decreased blood pressure, disordered breathing, nausea, vomiting, headache, and increased blood urea nitrogen.


FDA Prescribing Information.

Medscape. dopamine (Rx) - Intropin.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/16/2014

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