Dopacef

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Dopacef Information

Dopacef is a prescription drug, available for use as Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Heart Failure, Low Blood Pressure. Secondary and off-label uses of Dopacef have also been mentioned below.

The right dosage of Dopacef depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Dopacef side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Dopacef go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Dopacef's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Moderate while nursing. Warnings related to Dopacef's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Dopacef is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Heart Disease, Asthma, Arrhythmia as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Dopacef are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug interactions for Dopacef have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Dopacef is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Dopacef Benefits & Uses

Dopacef is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Dopacef Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 10 mcg/kg/min IV by continuous infusion
Geriatric
  • Disease: Heart Failure
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 10 mcg/kg/min IV by continuous infusion
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Shock
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 10 mcg/kg/min IV by continuous infusion
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 2 - 20 mcg/kg/min IV by continuous infusion
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 2 - 20 mcg/kg/min IV by continuous infusion


Dopacef Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Dopacef is used -

Severe

  • Arrhythimia

Moderate

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Decreased blood pressure

Mild

Dopacef Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Dopacef safe for pregnant women?


    Dopacef can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Dopacef, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Dopacef safe during breastfeeding?


    Dopacef can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Dopacef on the Kidneys?


    Using Dopacef does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Dopacef on the Liver?


    Dopacef is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Dopacef on the Heart?


    Dopacef may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Dopacef with Other Drugs

Dopacef should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Dopacef Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Dopacef unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Dopacef

  • Is this Dopacef habit forming or addictive?


    Dopacef does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Dopacef. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Dopacef is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Dopacef is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Dopacef Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Dopacef


    It is safe to take Dopacef with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Dopacef


    Taking Dopacef with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 134

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Dopamine (dopamine hydrochloride)



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