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Dopamine Class
Agonist
Vasopressor
Inotropic agent
Dopamine action
Causes increased cardiac output
B1 stimulation causes inotropic effects and vasoconstriction
Dopamine Indications
Hypotension and Bradycardia
Dopamine contraindications
V fib and tachydysrhythmias
Dopamine precautions
never give dopamine to a dry heart treat hypovolemia with fluid before Dopamine
Route and Dosage for Dopamine
IV 5 - 20 mcg/kg/min
titrate to effect
Adverse reactions and side effects for Dopamine
tachycardia
ectopic beats
Wide QRS
How is Dopamine supplied
400 mg in 5 ml preload

or premixed 400 mg in 250ml of D5W = 1600 mcg/ml