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Brand Names: Dobutrex

Generic Name: dobutamine (Pronunciation: doe BUE ta meen)

What is dobutamine (Dobutrex)?

Dobutamine is a direct-acting inotropic agent.

Dobutamine is used for short term treatment of patients with cardiac decompensation.

Dobutamine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of dobutamine (Dobutrex)?

Dobutamine use has been associated with increased blood pressure, allergic reactions and other serious side effects.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about dobutamine (Dobutrex)?

Dobutamine should be administered by a healthcare provider. It is typically administered in a clinical setting where a healthcare provider can monitor vital signs (blood pressure, heart rates) and where an emergency situation can be handled properly.

Other drugs can interact with dobutamine resulting in dangerous side effects and/or decreased effectiveness. Tell your doctor about any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, you are taking.

Dobutamine use has been associated with increased blood pressure, allergic reactions and other serious side effects. Talk to your doctor if you have questions regarding the potential side effects associated with dobutamine use.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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