Which medications in the drug class Alpha/Beta Adrenergic Agonists are used in the treatment of Azotemia?

Updated: Sep 19, 2018
  • Author: Moro O Salifu, MD, MPH, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Alpha/Beta Adrenergic Agonists

Adrenergic agents stimulate vasodilation of the renal vasculature and enhance perfusion.

Dopamine

Above a critical dose (renal dose), dopamine becomes a potent vasoconstrictor. Renal-dose dopamine is used widely, but a clear benefit has not been established.


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