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Dopamine (Intropin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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Dopamine (Intropin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

What is the Generic Name for Intropin?

dopamine

What is the Trade Name for dopamine?

Intropin

What are the Indications of Dopamine (Intropin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

used to improve blood pressure, cardiac output, and urine output

What are the Actions of Dopamine (Intropin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Smaller doses result in renal vasodilation
Doses 2-10mcg/kg/min result in cardiac stimulation by acting on beta1 receptors
Doses >10mcg/kg/min stimulate alpha receptors leading to vasoconstriction (↑SVR)

What is the Therapeutic Class of Dopamine (Intropin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

inotropic, vasopressor

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Dopamine (Intropin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

adrenergic

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Date Published - Jul 20, 2018
Date Modified - May 27, 2018

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