Dobutamine injection

dubutamine injection

Product Description

What is dobutamine?

Dobutamine stimulates heart muscle and improves blood flow by helping the heart pump better.

Dobutamine is used short-term to treat cardiac decompensation due to weakened heart muscle.

Dobutamine is usually given after other heart medicines have been tried without success.

Dobutamine side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your caregiver right away if you have:

  • shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • chest pain, fast or pounding heartbeats;
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • wheezing, chest tightness;
  • dangerously high blood pressure-severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, uneven heartbeats, seizure; or
  • signs of infection in your catheter–pain, swelling, warmth, redness, oozing, or skin changes where the medicine is injected.

Common side effects of dobutamine may include:

    • nausea, vomiting;
    • fever, tingly feeling;
    • headache; or
    • leg cramps.


Your breathing, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and other vital signs will be watched closely while you are receiving dobutamine.