Dexem 50mcg Injection

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Composition for Dexem 50mcg Injection

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Primarily used for

Sedation in intensive care unit (ICU)
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Medicine Overview of Dexem Injection

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Uses of Dexem Injection

Dexem 50mcg Injection is used as sedation in intensive care unit (ICU).
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Side effects of Dexem Injection

Common

Dry mouth, Decreased blood pressure, Slow heart rate.

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How to use Dexem Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Dexem Injection works

Dexem 50mcg injection works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that relieves pain and induces sleep.

In Depth Information on Dexem Injection

Expert advice for Dexem 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Dexem 50mcg Injection
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Dexem 50mcg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dexem 50mcg 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.
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Lactation
Dexem 50mcg Injection is probably safe to use during lactati
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Not relevant, as Dexem 50mcg Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
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Kidney
SAFE
Dexem 50mcg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney
disease. No dose adjustment of Dexem 50mcg Injection is recommended.
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Liver
CAUTION
Dexem 50mcg Injection should be used with caution in patient
s with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dexem 50mcg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Dexem 50mcg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Dexmedetomidine

Dexem. Dexem 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)
It is a sedative that belongs toclassof drugs called centrally active selective 2A agonists.It is not a controlled drug/substance
Yes, Dexem approved by FDA
Dexem 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
Dexem activates the central 2A receptors which causes sedation and analgesia.
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