Dobutamine (also known as Dobutrex®) is a medicine that helps the heart pump blood better. It is available as a clear to yellowish liquid that is given into a vein (IV).
Possible side effects
- High blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Changes in heart rhythm
- Nausea or vomiting
- Mild leg cramps
- Shortness of breath
These are the most common side effects, but there may be others. Please report all side effects to the doctor or nurse.
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