Dexmedetomidine

Dexmedetomidine is used to make you go to sleep during surgery. You may experience nausea after surgery after receiving dexmedetomidine.

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  • Pain
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Uses of Dexmedetomidine

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Dexmedetomidine is used in the treatment of:

  • Pain
  • Psychomotor Agitation

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Dexmedetomidine Brand Names

Dexmedetomidine may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Dexmedetomidine Drug Class

Dexmedetomidine is part of the drug class:

Dexmedetomidine Interactions

This is not a complete list of Dexmedetomidinedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Dexmedetomidine and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Dexmedetomidine falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

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There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Dexmedetomidine should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

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No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Dexmedetomidine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Dexmedetomidine Dosage

Take dexmedetomidine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Dexmedetomidine dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Dexmedetomidine is available in the following doses:

  • Dexmedetomidine 100 Mcg/ml Intravenous Solution
  • Dexmedetomidine 4 Mcg/ml-nacl 0.9% Intravenous Solution

Forms of Medication

Dexmedetomidine is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution