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(deks MED e toe mi deen)

Brand Names: US

  • Igalmi
  • Precedex

Therapeutic Category

  • Adrenergic Agonist Agent
  • Alpha-Adrenergic Agonist
  • Sedative

Medication Safety Issues

Sound-alike/look-alike issues:

DexmedeTOMIDine may be confused with dexAMETHasone.

Precedex may be confused with Peridex.

High alert medication:

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) includes this medication among its list of drug classes which have a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when used in error.

Administration issues:

Errors have occurred due to misinterpretation of dosing information; use caution. Maintenance dose expressed as mcg/kg/hour.

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