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What is the difference between dopamine and dobutamine

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Dopamine: Found a great discussion here: http://allnurses.Com/cardiac-nursing/whats-the-difference-12149.Html.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronen Elefant
12 years experience Critical Care
Receptors: These three medications are used to support the heart and cardiovascular system ie. blood pressure and heart rate. They are known as sympathomimetics ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
You Asked for It----: Dobutamine- direct b1 receptor stimulant or agonist in the sympathetic nervous system. Levophed- vasoconstrictor peripherally (alpha adrenergic effec ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Alters physiology: These are very simple answers to a complex question. Levophed (norepinephrine) increases blood pressure; Dopamine increases heart rate, blood pressure ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
No: Hello bigflow-- no - Dopamine is very different than Dobutamine and they are used differently and for different indications -.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronen Elefant
12 years experience Critical Care
Never: Those are serious and dangerous medications and should only be administered in an intensive care setting by a qualified physican.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Low blood pressure: If the blood pressure is low in CHF , Dopamine is better at raising it.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Incomparable: These are numerous, due to the fact that each of this drugs represents 3 different classes of medications: Lidocaine is a na ( sodium) channel blocker ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Nor./dop.: Norepinephrine is the fight-flight neurotransmitter. Dopamine is for executive functions such as planning and alertness, etc.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Tyrosine is: tyrosine is the precursor in the biochemical pathway for dopamine synthesis in the body.

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