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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using dobutamine (Dobutrex)?
Tell your doctor about all prescription or over-the-counter medicines including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products that your are taking.
Dobutamine is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take dobutamine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Do not use dobutamine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use 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.
Your healthcare provider will store dobutamine as directed by the manufacturer.
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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