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In the US, Dobutamine (dobutamine systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: cardiac stressing agents, catecholamines, inotropic agents, vasopressors and is used to treat Heart Failure and Shock.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Cardiac stimulant

β₁-Sympathomimetic agent

Treatment of heart failure

Chemical Name

1,2-Benzenediol, 4-[2-[[3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-metylpropyl]amino]etyl]-, (±)-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Dobutamina (OS: DCIT)
  • Dobutamine (OS: USAN, DCF, BAN)
  • Compound 81929 (IS: Lilly)
  • Lilly 81929 (IS: Lilly)
  • Dobutamine Hydrochloride (OS: BANM, JAN, USAN)
  • Lilly 46236 (IS)
  • Dobutamine (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Dobutamine Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Dobutamine hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Dobutaminhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Dobutamini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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