Dobutam Injection

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Dobutam Information

Dobutam is a prescription drug, available for use as Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Heart Failure.

The optimal dosage of Dobutam is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Dobutam as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Dobutam are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Dobutam is Safe for pregnant women and Safe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Dobutam's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Dobutam related warnings section.

Dobutam is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Atrial Fibrillation, Asthma, Arrhythmia as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Dobutam have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Dobutam may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Dobutam, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Dobutam Benefits & Uses

Dobutam is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Dobutam Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 2 to 20 mcg/kg/minute as IV infusion
Geriatric
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 2 to 20 mcg/kg/minute as IV infusion
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 2 to 20 mcg/kg/minute as IV infusion
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 2 to 20 mcg/kg/minute as IV infusion
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 2 to 20 mcg/kg/minute as IV infusion
Neonates (0 to 1 month)
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 2 to 20 mcg/kg/minute as IV infusion

Dobutam Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Dobutam safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can take Dobutam without worrying about any side effects.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Dobutam safe during breastfeeding?


    Dobutam does not show any side effects in breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Dobutam on the Kidneys?


    Dobutam may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Dobutam on the Liver?


    Side effects of Dobutam on the liver are unknown because research on this has not been conducted yet.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Dobutam on the Heart?


    Dobutam may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Dobutam with Other Drugs

Dobutam should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Dobutam Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Dobutam unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Dobutam

  • Is this Dobutam habit forming or addictive?


    Dobutam does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Dobutam, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Dobutam can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Dobutam only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Dobutam in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Dobutam Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Dobutam


    It is safe to take Dobutam with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Dobutam


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Dobutam.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 448-449

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 524

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Dobutamine (dobutamine hydrochloride)

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Dobutrex (dobutamine hydrochloride)

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