DOBUTAMINE (Dobutrex®) helps your heart pump more effectively. It is for use in certain serious conditions such as shock and heart failure. Generic dobutamine injections are available.
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
an unusual or allergic reaction to dobutamine, sulfites, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Dobutamine is for infusion into a vein. It is usually administered by a health care professional in a clinic or hospital setting. Use of dobutamine requires frequent monitoring to make sure that it is being used safely and effectively.
This does not apply.
beta-blockers, often used for high blood pressure or heart problems
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check before starting or stopping any of your medicines.
Let your prescriber or health care professional know if you are getting side effects, especially if your heart starts pounding, or if you have fainting spells or feel dizzy.
You may get dizzy. To reduce dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly.
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
fainting spells, lightheadedness
fast heartbeat. or irregular pounding heartbeat
pain, swelling, redness, or irritation at the injection site
unusual weakness or tiredness
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
Keep out of the reach of children.
After mixing the injection solution, use within 24 hours. Throw away any unused injection solution.