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Drug Quiz

Generic Name Dopamine
Brand Name Inotropin
Class Sympathomimetic
Mechanism of action Alpha and Beta agonist, increases cardiac contractility
Indications Hypotension, anaphylaxis, hypovolemia, symptomatic bradycardia, septic shock, cardiogenic shock
Contraindications hypovolemic shock when fluid resuscitation has not occurred, cardiac arrest
Precautions Pregnancy, arrhythmias, MAOI's, hypothermia, deactivated by alkaline solutions
Side effects nervousness, headache, arrhythmias, palpitations, chest pain, dyspnea, nausea, vomiting
Dosage Renal Failure: 2-5 mcg/kg/min dopaminergic Cardiac arrest: 5-10 mcg/kg/min B agonist Pressor: 10-20 mcg/kg/min A agonist
Max dosage 20 mcg/kg/min
Routes of Administration IV drip only 800 mg/500 mL
Created by: JCowie024