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
Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:
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
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