Precedex

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    Brand Name:Precedex
    Generic:Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1999-12-19 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Abbott Pharmaceuticals
This drug is available in the following forms:
Intravenous Injections
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/1999/21038lbl.pdf

About Precedex

Precedex is an intravenous (IV) sedative used only in intensive care unit patients who need manually or mechanically operated medical equipment to keep air flowing into and out of their lungs. Precedex should not be given constantly for more than 24 hours.

Precautions for Precedex

Precedex should be used with caution in patients who:

  • are pregnant or are breast-feeding
  • have a history of heart-related health problems (e.g., advanced heart block)
  • have a history of liver disease
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