"Sleep disorder drugs (hypnotic and sedative drugs) overview
Insomnia, a disorder in which there is difficulty sleeping, occurs occasionally in most people but usually lasts only a few days. The body then "corrects" itself "...
Precedex (dexmedetomidine hydrochloride) is indicated for short-term intravenous sedation. Dosage must be individualized and titrated to the desired clinical effect. Blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen levels will be monitored both continuously during the infusion of Precedex (dexmedetomidine hydrochloride) and as clinically appropriate after discontinuation. .
- When Precedex (dexmedetomidine hydrochloride) is infused for more than 6 hours, patients should be informed to report nervousness, agitation, and headaches that may occur for up to 48 hours. .
- Additionally, patients should be informed to report symptoms that may occur within 48 hours after the administration of Precedex (dexmedetomidine hydrochloride) such as: weakness, confusion, excessive sweating, weight loss, abdominal pain, salt cravings, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness or light-headedness.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/15/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Precedex Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Find out what women really need.