Dopamine injections contain ingredients that constrict your blood vessels and help your heart beat more powerfully. Dopamine is a chemical that naturally occurs in your body. Healthcare providers use dopamine when a person’s in heart failure or when their body isn’t getting enough blood.
DOPAMINE (DOH puh meen) is a vasoconstrictor and inotrope. This medicine is used to treat low blood pressure and heart failure.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Intropin
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
This medicine is injected into a vein. It is given by a health care provider in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your health care provider about the use of this drug in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply. This drug is not for regular use.
This medicine may interact with the following medications:
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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