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ALPHADEX 100MCG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 300 for 1 vial(s) (1 ML injection each)
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Composition for ALPHADEX

Dexmedetomidine(100mcg)

food interaction for ALPHADEX

alcohol interaction for ALPHADEX

pregnancy interaction for ALPHADEX

lactation interaction for ALPHADEX

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Alphadex 100mcg injection at a fixed time.
Avoid Alphadex 100mcg injection with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Alphadex 100mcg injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Alphadex 100mcg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ALPHADEX

Dexmedetomidine(100mcg)

Uses

Alphadex 100mcg injection is used as sedative in intensive care unit (ICU).

How it works

Alphadex 100mcg injection is a sedative belonging to a class of medications called centrally active selective alpha2A agonists. It activates certain receptors in brain which causes sedation and analgesia.

Common side effects

Nausea, Agitation, Bradycardia, Increased blood pressure, Decreased blood pressure, Dry mouth, Fall in blood sugar level, Heart attack, Increased glucose level in blood, Increased body temperature, Respiratory depression, Tachycardia, Vomiting, Withdrawal syndrome

SUBSTITUTES for ALPHADEX

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  • XAMDEX 100MCG INJECTION
    (2 ML injection in vial)
    Abbott India Ltd
    Rs. 261.90/ML of injection
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    Rs. 523.81
    save 13% more per ML of injection
  • DEXEM 100MCG INJECTION
    (2 ML injection in vial)
    Themis Medicare Ltd
    Rs. 345/ML of injection
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    Rs. 690
    pay 15% more per ML of injection
  • DEXEM 100MCG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Themis Medicare Ltd
    Rs. 350/ML of injection
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    Rs. 350
    pay 17% more per ML of injection
  • DEXTOMID 100MCG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Neon Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 358/ML of injection
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    Rs. 358
    pay 19% more per ML of injection

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Expert advice for ALPHADEX

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for ALPHADEX

Dexmedetomidine

Q.What is dexmedetomidine/dexmedetomidine HCL used for?
Dexmedetomidine/ dexmedetomidine 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 dexmedetomidine/ is dexmedetomidine 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 dexmedetomidine approved by FDA?
Yes, dexmedetomidine approved by FDA

Q.Does dexmedetomidine cause amnesia/pain on inje ction/bradycardia?
Dexmedetomidine 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 dexmedetomidine work?
Dexmedetomidine activates the central 2A receptors which causes sedation and analgesia.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)