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USES: This medication is used to treat heart conditions. The medication provides additional pumping strength by stimulating the heart muscle. In some patients it is used for improving kidney blood supply.

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This medication is used to treat heart conditions. The medication provides additional pumping strength by stimulating the heart muscle. In some patients it is used for improving kidney blood supply.
  • Frequent blood and urine tests and heart monitoring are performed with use of this medication.

  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • This medication is stable for a minimum of 24 hours after it is diluted into the IV solution.
  • Follow all instructions for proper storage/use.
  • Consult the pharmacist.

How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This drug is given by injection through a vein (larger arm vein is preferred) in an IV solution.
  • The dilution and amount of medication given depend on the condition treated and how much fluid can be safely given.
  • Follow all doctor and pharmacist instructions exactly.
  • If MAO inhibitors (see Drug Interactions) have been used within the past 2-3 weeks, the starting dose of this drug should be no more than one-tenth of the usual dose.
  • The contents of the IV solution should be examined for discoloration or particles before use.
  • Solutions darker than slightly yellow or containing particles should be discarded.
  • The infusion rate of this drug should be slowly reduced before stopping.
  • Other IV solutions may be needed to prevent low blood pressure.

Side Effects
  • Nausea, vomiting or headache may occur.
  • If these persist or worsen, notify your doctor.
  • Report promptly any irregular or rapid heartbeat, chest pain, dizziness or trouble breathing.
  • Unlikely but report promptly any major change in the amount of urine, unusually cool skin, rapid change in skin color and painful arms or legs.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, including any allergies (especially drug allergies), blood vessel disease, pheochromocytoma or irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias).
  • Leakage of the IV solution into the tissue around the vein is to be avoided.
  • Swelling or pain at the injection site must be promptly reported.
  • Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug.
  • This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk.
  • Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • Not applicable.
  • This drug is given continuously until therapy is completed.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially MAO Inhibitors (e.g., phenelzine, tranylcypromine, furazolidone, selegiline), beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol, metoprolol), alpha blockers (e.g., prazosin, doxazosin, terazosin, phentolamine), anesthetics (halothane or cyclopropane) or phenytoin.
  • Do not add this drug to IV solutions containing sodium bicarbonate or other alkaline solutions, oxidizing agents or IV iron products since this drug will be inactivated.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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