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what is dobutrex (dobutamine) prescribed for?

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Dr. Mark Landers
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Dobutamine: IV medication given primarily for congestive heart failure from heart muscle weakening. This increases the ability of the heart to contract and increase blood flow throughout the body helping with heart failure symptoms. Used with diuretic therapy (Lasix) to get extra fluid/water out of the body. Used in hospital but can be used at home for chronic therapy for end-stage heart failure.
Answered on Jun 26, 2017
Dr. Charles Turck
16 years experience Pharmacology
Heart failure: Dobutamine increases the rate and strength that the heart beats at, allowing blood to flow through the body. It is typically used for short-term management of patients with poor heart function -- in any number of conditions including: shock due to heart failure or heart attack or sepsis.
Answered on Jul 28, 2017

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Dopamine: Classified as an inotropic agent (increases contractile force of the heart).
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See below: Dobutamine is used when there is a poor contraction of the heart muscle either associated or not with pulmonary hypertension and low blood pressure. ... Read More
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Heart Contraction: Dobutamine makes the heart contract more strongly. It is typically used in a critically ill patients in whom the heart is not functioning well to to ... Read More
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Beta and alpha: Dobutamine chemically has functional hydroxyl groups attached to benzene rings connected via an imine bridge. What is important functionally is its ab ... Read More
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