How does Dobutamine work?

The dobutamine is primarily used to treat the heart failure caused by surgery or heart disease.

How does Dobutamine work?

Dobutamine works by increasing the strength and intensity of the heartbeat , thus promoting greater blood circulation.

How is Dobutamine taken?

Dobutamine is administered through injections .

Side effects of Dobutamine

Possible side effects of dobutamine include:

  • headache
  • nausea

It is important to contact a doctor immediately in case of:

  • rash, hives or itching ;
  • breathing difficulties;
  • feeling of tightness in the chest;
  • swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue;
  • chest pain;
  • fainting ;
  • dizziness ;
  • feeling light-headed;
  • fast or irregular heart beat
  • sensation of receiving blows to the chest;
  • shortness of breath.

Contraindications and warnings on the use of Dobutamine

Dobutamine should not be taken in case of heart valve problems, adrenal tumors, tachyarrhythmias (dysfunction of cardiac activity) or idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (myocardial hypertrophy).

In addition, it is important to inform your doctor before treatment:

  • of any allergies to the active substance, its excipients, sulfites or any other drug or food;
  • medicines, officinal drugs and supplements taken, in particular Cimetidine, Methyldopa, Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT) and Droxidopa inhibitors;
  • if you suffer (or have suffered) from irregular heart beat, Hypovolemia (decrease in blood volume), Diabetes or high blood pressure ;
  • if you are pregnant or breastfeeding ;

Finally, it is important to inform surgeons and dentists about taking dobutamine.

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