Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Dopamine

Contributor(s): Sheilah Robertson, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Dopamine.

Class of drug

  • Endogenous catecholamine.

Description

Chemical name

  • 4-(2-aminoethyl)-1,2-benzenediol.
  • 4-(2-aminoethyl)pyrocatechol.

Molecular formula

  • C8H11NO2.

Physical properties

  • Solution.

Uses

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Indications

Shock

  • Used to manage the hemodynamic imbalances present Shock.

Oliguric renal failure

Administration

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Precautions

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Interactions

with other drugs

Oxytocic drugs

Beta-blockers

  • For example, propanol Propranolol.
  • Dopamine may be ineffective if these drugs have recently been given.

Adverse Reactions

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn. 

ADDED