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