Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Dopexamine

Introduction

Name

  • BANM.

Class of drug

Sympathomimetic (synthetic)

Description

Chemical name

  • 4-2-6Phenethyl amino hexylamino ethyl pyrocatechol dihydrochloride.

Uses

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Indications

  • Inotropic effect prior to and during surgery. Short term action (peak effect at 6 minutes after IV administration)
  • Possible alternative to dopamine   Dopamine  and dobutamine   Dobutamine  in treatment of acute heart failure and post operative management of low cardiac output conditions.

Administration

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Pharmocokinetics

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Precautions

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Interactions

with other drugs

  • May predispose to tachyarrhythmias if used with inhalation anesthetics (halothane   Halothane  , isoflurane   Isoflurane  ).

Adverse Reactions

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login

Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Clinical Anaesthetic Pharmacology, Editors: John W Dundee, R.S.J.Clarke, William McCaughey. Pub: Churchill Livingstone. 1991.
  • Martindale - The Extra PharmacopoeiaThe London Pharmaceutical Society. 31st Edition.
  • Lumb and Jones. Veterinary AnaesthesiaWilliams and Williams 3rd Edition 1996.
  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

ADDED