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DOBUTAMINE/DEXTROSE-PREMIX (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information


DOBUTAMINE/DEXTROSE-PREMIX (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification


DOBUTAMINE/DEXTROSE-PREMIX (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

DOBUTAMINE/DEXTROSE-PREMIX (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Dextrose (DEX-trose), Dobutamine (doe-BYOO-ta-meen) Treats heart failure and helps the heart pump blood.

When To Not Use DOBUTAMINE/DEXTROSE-PREMIX (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to dobutamine or to sulfites.

How Should You Use DOBUTAMINE/DEXTROSE-PREMIX (Injection) (Injectable)


  • This is a very strong medicine. Make sure you understand why your doctor has ordered it for you and what the possible risks and benefits of the treatment are.
  • An IV is medicine that is put directly into your body through one of your veins.
  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose. Use this medicine exactly as your doctor has ordered.
  • This medicine should be given by a person who is trained to give IV medicine, such as a nurse. Sometimes you, a family member, or a friend can be taught to give your medicine.
  • Dobutamine is sometimes given very slowly. You may need to have the IV attached for several hours or days.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Your doctor will decide how often this medicine should be given. Ask your doctor for instructions on what to do if you miss a dose.

Proper DOBUTAMINE/DEXTROSE-PREMIX (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store DOBUTAMINE/DEXTROSE-PREMIX (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep DOBUTAMINE/DEXTROSE-PREMIX (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using DOBUTAMINE/DEXTROSE-PREMIX (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking a beta-blocker (Tenormin®, Lopressor®, Corgard®, Inderal®), an MAO inhibitor (Nardil®, Eldepryl®, Parnate®), guanethidine (Esimil®, Ismelin®), or insulin.

DOBUTAMINE/DEXTROSE-PREMIX (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.

DOBUTAMINE/DEXTROSE-PREMIX (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Trouble breathing, hives, or severe rash
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Headache
  • Nausea, upset stomach

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