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15 Anaesthesia
15-01-04-04 Other drugs for sedation

Dexmedetomidine injection
Formulary

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Approved for light sedation (RASS 0 to -3) in mechanically ventilated adult patients with CAM ICU positive agitated delirium where agitation precludes weaning and extubation only after standard sedative agents (including propofol, clonidine or a benzodiazepine) had been trialled for 48 hours. (JFC January 2019).

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • As per indication above
  • RFL:
    • see above indication
    • Refer to local protocol for use
  • RNOH:
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • As above.

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Dexmedetomidine injection
Non Formulary

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Not approved for conscious sedation in Opthalmic surgery (May 2014)


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