Brand Name: DOPAMID
Strength: 40mg/ml
Volume: 5ml
Therapeutic category: Inotropic Agents

Description: Dopamid is a clear, colorless, almost colorless to pale yellow solution. It contains 40mg/ml of Dopamine Hydrochloride and it belongs to a group of medicines called Inotropic agents.

How DOPAMID works:

  • it exerts positive inotropic and chronotropic effects on the myocardium, acting as an agonist at β-adrenergic receptors.
  • In addition to its direct action on β-adrenergic receptors, it acts indirectly by releasing Noradrenaline from sympathetic storage sites.

Therapeutic Indication:

Dopamid is indicated for the correction of haemodynamic imbalances present in the shock syndrome due to myocardial infarction, trauma, endotoxic septicemia, open-heart surgery, renal failure and chronic cardiac decompensation as in congestive failure.

Dosage and Administration:

  • Dopamid is administered (only after dilution) by intravenous infusion.
  • The initial rate of infusion is 2 to 5 mg/kg/min and this may be increased gradually by increments of 5 to 10 mg/kg/min until the optimum dose for the individual is achieved. The optimum dose should not exceed 50 mg/kg/min.

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