Dobutrex 250mg Injection

Dobutrex 250mg Injection

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Introduction

Dobutrex 250mg Injection is a medicine used for short-term treatment of cardiac decompensation (low blood pressure due to poorly functioning heart) due to disease like heart failure, cardiogenic shock, or heart attack. It increases the blood pressure by increasing the pumping capacity of the heart.

Dobutrex 250mg Injection is also used while performing stress echocardiography evaluation of the heart. It is administered under the supervision of a doctor as it requires continuous blood pressure monitoring. The dose has to be individually adjusted as per the patient’s response to therapy. You should continue all your other medicines that are advised by the doctor for your long-term treatment even after this injection. Your doctor may advise for regular monitoring of blood pressure.

It may cause side effects like high blood pressure and insomnia (difficulty in sleeping). You must inform the doctor if you are suffering from any liver or kidney disease. Also, let your doctor know about all the other medications that you are using regularly.

Uses of Dobutrex Injection

  • Heart failure
  • Low blood pressure

Side effects of Dobutrex Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dobutrex

  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

How to use Dobutrex Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Dobutrex Injection works

Dobutrex 250mg Injection is a sympathomimetic agonist. It works by activating the receptors in the heart. This makes the heart pump blood with more strength and force and increases its pumping capacity in conditions such as heart failure.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Dobutrex 250mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dobutrex 250mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dobutrex 250mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Dobutrex 250mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dobutrex 250mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dobutrex 250mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Dobutrex 250mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Dobutrex Injection?

If you miss a dose of Dobutrex 250mg Injection, please consult your doctor.