Medicine Overview of Alphadex Injection
Alphadex 100 mcg Injection is used as sedation in intensive care unit (ICU).
Side Effects of Alphadex are Dryness in mouth, Decreased blood pressure, Slow heart rate.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Alphadex 100 mcg Injection works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that relieves pain and induces sleep.
In Depth Information on Alphadex Injection
- You may be monitored for change in heart rate and blood pressure during treatment with dexmedetomidine.
- Dexmedetomidine should not be infused for periods >24 hours. It is not necessary to discontinue the drug prior to extubation (removal of tube placed in windpipe) provided that duration of infusion is ?24 hours.
- Continuous cardiac and respiratory monitoring is recommended in patients receiving dexmedetomidine infusion.
- Use with caution if you have abnormally slow heart rate, low blood pressure, low blood volume (e.g. after bleeding), certain heart disorders, neurological disorder (e.g. head or spinal cord injury or stroke), severe liver problems or have ever developed a serious fever after some medicines, especially anaesthetics.
- Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Do not breastfeed while on Dexmedetomidine.
Alphadex Injection related warnings
Alphadex 100 mcg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alphadex 100 mcg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Alphadex 100 mcg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Not relevant, as Alphadex 100 mcg Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Alphadex 100 mcg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Alphadex 100 mcg Injection is recommended.
Alphadex 100 mcg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alphadex 100 mcg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Alphadex Injection
Q. What is Alphadex/Alphadex HCL used for?
Alphadex. Alphadex HCL is used to provide sedation (a state of calm, drowsiness or sleep) for adult patients in intensive care settings (i.e. in initially intubated and mechanically ventilated patients or non-intubated patients prior to and/or during surgical and other procedures)
Q. What class is Alphadex/ is Alphadex a controlled substance?
It is a sedative that belongs toclassof drugs called centrally active selective 2A agonists.It is not a controlled drug/substance
Q. Is Alphadex approved by FDA?
Yes, Alphadex approved by FDA
Q. Does Alphadex cause amnesia/pain on inje ction/bradycardia?
Alphadex is given as an infusion (drip) into veins. It may cause pain at injection site and low heart rate (bradycardia). It does not cause amnesia
Q. How does Alphadex work?
Alphadex activates the central 2A receptors which causes sedation and analgesia.
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