Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Dopamine

Contributor(s): Sheilah Robertson

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

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Indications



Shock
  • Used to manage the hemodynamic imbalances present Shock.
Oliguric renal failure

Administration

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Precautions

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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

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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