Data from EMC - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 17 August 2016

Indication(s)

Adult population
Dobutamine Concentrate is indicated in adults who require inotropic support in the treatment of low output cardiac failure associated with myocardial infarction, open heart surgery, cardiomyopathies, septic shock and cardiogenic shock. Dobutamine Concentrate can also increase or maintain cardiac output during positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) ventilation.

Dobutamine stress echocardiography (Adult population only)
Dobutamine Concentrate may also be used for cardiac stress testing as an alternative to exercise in patients for whom routine exercise cannot be satisfactorily performed. This use of dobutamine should only be undertaken in units which already perform exercise stress testing and all normal care and precautions required for such testing are also required when using dobutamine for this purpose.

Paediatric population
Dobutamine is indicated in all paediatric age groups (from neonates to 18 years of age) as inotropic support in low cardiac output hypoperfusion states resulting from decompensated heart failure, following cardiac surgery, cardiomyopathies and in cardiogenic or septic shock.

 

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Marketing authorisation holder Hameln pharmaceuticals ltd