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Dopexamine

Introduction

Name

  • BANM.

Class of drug

Sympathomimetic (synthetic)

Description

Chemical name

  • 4-2-6Phenethyl amino hexylamino ethyl pyrocatechol dihydrochloride.

Uses

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Indications

  • Inotropic effect prior to and during surgery. Short term action (peak effect at 6 minutes after IV administration)
  • Possible alternative to dopamine Dopamine and dobutamine Dobutamine in treatment of acute heart failure and post operative management of low cardiac output conditions.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Clinical Anaesthetic Pharmacology, Editors: John W Dundee, R.S.J.Clarke, William McCaughey. Pub: Churchill Livingstone. 1991.
  • Martindale - The Extra PharmacopoeiaThe London Pharmaceutical Society. 31st Edition.
  • Lumb and Jones. Veterinary AnaesthesiaWilliams and Williams 3rd Edition 1996.
  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA. ISBN: 0 905214 44 7

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