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What is the drug class of Dopamine?

Sympathomimetic amine and adrenergic agonist; endogenous catecholamine


What are the uses of Dopamine (hint: dosing is important with regards to effects)?

-various uses and hemodynamic effects are dose dependent b/c different receptors are recruited with different dosing of the drug
-In low doses can inhibit the secretion of aldosterone and cause diuresis
-Medium doses: are used to increase CO and have been utilized in managing CHF and resp failure.
-Large doses: used to Increase BP and CO


What is Dopamine the drug of choice for?

-treatment of Shock, especially sepsis, and is utilized in cardiogenic shock in combination with Dobutamine