Dopaplus Injection

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Dopaplus Information

Dopaplus is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. It is primarily used for the treatment of Heart Failure, Low Blood Pressure. The alternative uses of Dopaplus have also been explained below.

The optimal dosage of Dopaplus 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. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Dopaplus have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Dopaplus normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Dopaplus's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Dopaplus's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Dopaplus can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Dopaplus in conditions like Heart Disease, Asthma, Arrhythmia. Other contraindications of Dopaplus have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Dopaplus have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Dopaplus is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Dopaplus Benefits & Uses

Dopaplus is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Dopaplus 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: 10 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 10 mcg/kg/min IV by continuous infusion
Geriatric
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 10 mcg/kg/min IV by continuous infusion
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Shock
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 10 mcg/kg/min IV by continuous infusion
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
  • 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 - 20 mcg/kg/min IV by continuous infusion
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
  • 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 - 20 mcg/kg/min IV by continuous infusion

Dopaplus Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Dopaplus safe for pregnant women?


    Dopaplus may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Dopaplus, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Dopaplus safe during breastfeeding?


    Dopaplus can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Dopaplus on the Kidneys?


    There are no side effects of Dopaplus on the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Dopaplus on the Liver?


    Dopaplus is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Dopaplus on the Heart?


    Dopaplus has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Dopaplus with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Dopaplus Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Dopaplus

  • Is this Dopaplus habit forming or addictive?


    Dopaplus does not cause addiction.

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


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Dopaplus as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Dopaplus should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


    There is no benefit of taking Dopaplus for mental disorders.

    No

Dopaplus Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Dopaplus


    Taking Dopaplus with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Dopaplus


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Dopaplus as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 134

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

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