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Dopamine

Dopamine
(hydrochloride) Injection, USP

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Dopamine Hydrochloride Injection, USP is a clear, practically colorless, aqueous, additive solution for intravenous infusion after dilution. Each mL contains either 40 mg, 80 mg, or 160 mg dopamine (dopamine hydrochloride) HCl, USP (equivalent to 32.3 mg, 64.6 mg and 129.2 mg dopamine (dopamine hydrochloride) base respectively) in Water for Injection, USP, containing 9 mg sodium metabisulfite as an antioxidant. The pH range (2.5 to 5.0) may be adjusted with citric acid and/or sodium citrate. The solution is sterile and nonpyrogenic. Dopamine (dopamine hydrochloride) HCl, a naturally occurring catecholamine, is an inotropic vasopressor agent. Its chemical name is 3,4 dihydroxyphenethylamine hydrochloride and its chemical structure is:

Dopamine Hydrochloride structural formula illustration

Dopamine (dopamine hydrochloride) HCl is sensitive to alkalis, iron salts and oxidizing agents. DOPAMINE (dopamine hydrochloride) must be diluted in an appropriate, sterile parenteral solution (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION section) before intravenous administration.

What are the possible side effects of dopamine injection ()?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your caregivers at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • chest pain;
  • fast, slow, or pounding heartbeats;
  • painful or difficult urination, blood in your urine;
  • weakness, confusion, swelling in your feet or ankles, urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • weak or shallow breathing;
  • feeling like you might pass out, even while lying down;
  • burning, pain,...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 10/4/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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