Active Ingredient(s): Dexmedetomidine
FDA Approved: * December 17, 1999
Pharm Company: * HOSPIRA
Category: Anesthetic

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Precedex Overview

Dexmedetomidine, sold under the trade name Precedex among others, is an anxiolytic, sedative, and pain medication. Dexmedetomidine is notable for its ability to provide sedation without risk of respiratory depression (unlike other commonly used drugs such as propofol and fentanyl) and can provide cooperative or semi-rousable sedation. Similar to clonidine, it is a sympatholytic drug that acts as an agonist of α2-adrenergic receptors in certain parts of the brain.[1] Veter...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Injection: 100mcg/ml, 100mcg/ml (eq100mcg/ml, 100mcg/ml (eq100mcg/ml), 100ugm/ml, 1mg/250ml (4mcg/ml), 200mcg/2ml (100mcg/ml), 200mcg/50ml (4mcg/ml), 400mcg/100ml (4mcg/ml), 80mcg/20ml (4mcg/ml)
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Precedex: (4 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0409-1434 Precedex 4 ug/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0409-1638 Precedex 100 ug/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution, Concentrate by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0409-1660 Precedex 4 ug/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Hospira, Inc.
  • 52584-638 Precedex 100 ug/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution, Concentrate by General Injectables and Vaccines, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Dexmedetomidine or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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