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Dopamine Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is dopamine ?
- What are the possible side effects of dopamine injection ?
- What is the most important information I should know about dopamine injection ?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving dopamine injection ?
- How is dopamine injection given ?
- What happens if I miss a dose ?
- What happens if I overdose ?
- What should I avoid while receiving dopamine injection ?
- What other drugs will affect dopamine injection ?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose ?
Since dopamine injection is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose ?
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid while receiving dopamine injection ?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect dopamine injection ?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- droperidol (Inapsine);
- epinephrine (EpiPen, Adrenaclick, Twinject, and others);
- haloperidol (Haldol);
- midodrine (ProAmatine);
- phenytoin (dilantin);
- vasopressin (Pitressin);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol), doxepin (Sinequan, Silenor), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others;
- a beta blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
- cough or cold medicine that contains an antihistamine or decongestant;
- ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), ergonovine (Ergotrate), or methylergonovine (Methergine);
- a phenothiazine such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro), promethazine (Pentazine, Phenergan, Anergan, Antinaus), thioridazine (Mellaril), or trifluoperazine (Stelazine);
There may be other drugs that can interact with dopamine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about dopamine injection.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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