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Dobutamine (Dobutrex) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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Dobutamine (Dobutrex) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

What is the Generic Name for Dobutrex?

dobutamine

What is the Trade Name for dobutamine?

Dobutrex

What are the Indications of Dobutamine (Dobutrex) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

short term management of heart failure

What are the Actions of Dobutamine (Dobutrex) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Dobutamine has a positive inotropic effect (increases cardiac output) with very little effect on heart rate.
Stimulates Beta1 receptors in the heart.

What is the Therapeutic Class of Dobutamine (Dobutrex) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

inotropic

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Dobutamine (Dobutrex) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

beta-adrenergic agonist

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Date Published - Jul 17, 2018
Date Modified - May 27, 2018

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