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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dobutrex (Overview)

Dobutrex is an inotrope which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


Dr. Andrew Berry
37 doctors shared insights

Dobutrex (Overview)

Dobutrex is an inotrope which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Can you describe a dobutamine stress test?

Can you describe a dobutamine stress test?

Drug induced stress: If exercise on a treadmill is not an option (too much stress on the heart) due to a person’s medical condition, may use an intravenous medication called dobutamine. Dobutamine causes heart to beat faster and will mimic the effects of exercise on the heart. Stress tests usually can be nuclear with radiotracer or with echocardiography. ...Read more

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What is dobutamine used for in the body?

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. Dobutamine is used to increase cardiac output and muscle contractivity. ...Read more

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Is dobutamine safe to given in a nursing home setting?

Dobutamine: We usually would not administer Dobutamine in a nursing home setting. It needs to be closely monitored and this monitoring is usually not possible in a nursing home. Dobutamine is usually given for acute hemodynamic instablity and this is again not usually a nursing home treatment. ...Read more

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Can someone mix heparin and dobutamine hci?

Can someone mix heparin and dobutamine hci?

Heparin dobutamine: Not in the same bag for IV delivery . They can be given simultaneously iv. ...Read more

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What is dobutrex (dobutamine) prescribed for?

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. ...Read more

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What is dobutamine used for in the body?

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. Dobutamine is used to increase cardiac output and muscle contractivity. ...Read more

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What is some information about dobutamine bedford 338 mg?

Dobutamine: Dobutamine is a medicine used by physicians to increase blood pressure usually in a heart that does not pump well. It may be used when a patient is in heart failure or has had a heart attack and works by helping the heart to beat stronger and faster. It is given intravenously by an infusion and has a range of doses. Sometimes it is used as a stress test in patients who cannot exercise. ...Read more

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Is dopamine similar to dobutamine?

Yes and no: They are both catecholamines, a specific type of chemical class. In the body, there are different type of receptors in tissues which bind catechols with different effects. Dopamine and doubtamine have different affinities for different receptors and thus can have different effects. Kind of like different types of baking sugars...They are all sugars but are used for special purposes and functions. ...Read more

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What is an antidote for dobutamine?

Beta blockers: Dobutamine speed up the heart rate through the adrenergic system. Beta-blockers would negate this effect. ...Read more

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Why is dobutamine given intravenously?

Why is dobutamine given intravenously?

No other form: Presently, there is no other form of Dobutamine on the market. Generally, when Dobutamine is used, one is seeking immediate action of the drug, if the drug was administered through just about any other route, it would take longer to act and the delay in action is not desirable. This of course excludes CHF patients on chronic Dobutamine pump, my first sentence is directed at them. ...Read more

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What is a duel isotope dobutamine test?

Cardiac stress Test: This is a form of cardiac stress testing where two different radioactive isotopes are used to visualize the heart muscle at rest and during stress. Dobutamine is a chemical that is used to increase your heart rate and simulate walking on the treadmill. ...Read more

Dr. Elazer Edelman
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Dobutamine (Definition)

Dobutamine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more