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Brand Name:Depakote, Depakote ER, Depakote Sprinkles

Generic Name: Dobutamin

Drug Class:Anticonvulsants, Others

What Is Dobutamin and How Does It Work?

Dobutamine is a catecholamine indicated when parenteral therapy is necessary for inotropic support in the short-term treatment of adults with cardiac decompensation due to depressed contractility resulting either from organic heart disease or from cardiac surgical procedures.

Dosages of Dobutamin:

Infusion solution, in D5W

  • 100mg/100mL
  • 200mg/100mL
  • 400mg/100mL

Injectable solution

  • 12.5mg/mL

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Cardiac Decompensation

Adult and pediatric: 0.5-1 mcg/kg/minute intravenous (IV) continuous infusion initially, then 2-20 mcg/kg/minute; not to exceed 40 mcg/kg/minute

Low Cardiac Output (Off-label)

2-20 mcg/kg/min intravenously (IV) or intraosseously (IO); titrate to desired effect; not to exceed 40 mcg/kg/minute

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/8/2017

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