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Dopamine hydrochloride (dopamine HCl) is commonly used for the treatment of hemodynamic status in patients with shock syndrome caused by heart attack, trauma, open-heart surgery, renal failure, congestive heart failure, and other causes. This drug improves urine flow, blood pressure, blood flow to vital organs, and heart function.
For intravenous injection, the appropriate dose must be calculated. Read the label carefully before administering this drug. Additionally, consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
Store at room temperature, away from moisture and direct sunlight. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. Therefore, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush it down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, do not use it if expired. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Before using dopamine hydrochloride, tell your doctor if you have:
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using this drug during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Therefore, always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking lysine. Lysine is pregnancy risk category C according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
As with taking other medicines, taking dopamine hydrochloride can cause some side effects. Most of them are uncommon and do not need any additional treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.
Some of the side effects are listed below:
Not everyone experiences these side effects while some may experience side effects not mentioned here. If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Dopamine hydrochloride may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Some drugs that may interact with dopamine HCl:
Dopamine hydrochloride may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
For patients with pheochromocytoma, hyperthyroidism, uncorrected tachyarrhythmias or ventricular fibrillation, dopamine may not be suitable. This may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this drug.
Consult your doctor for information about the dose of dopamine hydrochloride. Recommended doses in some cases are listed below:
There is no established pediatric dose. It may be unsafe for your child. Therefore, it is always important to consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
This drug is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Dopamine https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/dopamine?mtype=generic Accessed January 25, 2021
Dopamine hydrochloride https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Dopamine-hydrochloride#section=Depositor-Supplied-Synonyms Accessed January 25, 2021
DOPamine HYDROCHLORIDE AND 5% DEXTROSE INJECTION, USP https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/018132s067,018826s045lbl.pdf Accessed January 25, 2021