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 Formulary Chapter 15: Anaesthesia - Full Chapter
15.01.04.04  Expand sub section  Other drugs for sedation
Dexmedetomidine injection
(Sedation in ITU)
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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: As per indication above
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • As above.
 
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Dexmedetomidine injection
(Opthalmic surgery)

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

  
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Medicines that should be initiated by a specialist. Prescribing can be transferred to primary care once the patient has been stabilised.  

Shared care: For drugs with regular, ongoing need for monitoring and/or assessment of efficacy or toxicity. Prior agreement must be obtained by the specialist from the primary care provider before prescribing responsibility is transferred. The shared care protocol must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Drugs and Therapeutics Committee(s) (DTC) and approved by the North Central London JFC.

Fact sheet: For drugs with some concerns surrounding safety or efficacy but do not require regular monitoring and/or monitoring of effectiveness/toxicity.

  

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Medicines which should normally be prescribed by specialists only (hospital only).

For patients already receiving prescriptions in primary care - continue. No new patients to receive prescriptions in primary care.

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Medicines not recommended for routine use in primary or secondary care.

Medicines, which the North Central London JFC has actively reviewed and does not recommend for use at present due to limited clinical and/or cost effective data.

  

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