PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING SAFETY:
- There are no adequate studies done on dopamine to determine its safe and effective use in pregnant women.
- It is not known whether dopamine enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it in nursing mothers.
- Additive solutions for IV infusion: 40, 80, 160 mg/ml.
- Infusion Solution: 80, 160, 320, mg/100 ml
STORAGE: Dopamine injections are stored at room temperature between 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).
How does dopamine (Intropin) work?
- Dopamine is a chemical produced by our body and it has several functions. Dopamine works as a neurotransmitter (chemical that nerves use to communicate) in the brain. It also is converted to norepinephrine, another neurotransmitter. Dopamine increases heart rate and heart muscle contractions. It also causes increases in blood pressure.
- The FDA approved dopamine in February 1974.
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