Which medications in the drug class Vasodilators are used in the treatment of Acute Kidney Injury?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Biruh T Workeneh, MD, PhD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Vasodilators

Fenoldopam decreases systemic vascular resistance and increases renal blood flow to the cortex and medullary regions in the kidney. It has been noted to improve renal function in patients with severe hypertension.

Fenoldopam (Corlopam)

Fenoldopam is a selective dopamine-receptor agonist that acts as a rapid-acting vasodilator. It is 6 times more potent than dopamine in producing renal vasodilation. It increases diuresis and has minimal adrenergic effects. Fenoldopam is indicated for the treatment of severe hypertension, including patients with renal compromise.


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