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Dopexamine

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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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Pharmacokinetics

Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • May predispose to tachyarrhythmias if used with inhalation anesthetics (halothane   Halothane  , isoflurane   Isoflurane  ).

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Clinical Anaesthetic Pharmacology (1991) Eds: Dundee J W, Clarke R S J, McCaughey W. Churchill Livingstone. 
  • Martindale - The Extra Pharmacopoeia. The London Pharmaceutical Society. 31st edn.
  • Lumb and Jones. Veterinary Anaesthesia (1996) 3rd edn. Williams and Williams.
  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant B (1999) 3rd edn. BSAVA, UK.

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