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Composition FOR DEXGLAN

Dexmedetomidine(0.1 mg)

food interaction for DEXGLAN

alcohol interaction for DEXGLAN

pregnancy interaction for DEXGLAN

lactation interaction for DEXGLAN

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Dexglan 0.1mg injection at a fixed time.
Avoid Dexglan 0.1mg injection with grapefruit juice.
Dexglan 0.1mg injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Dexglan 0.1mg 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.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Dexmedetomidine(0.1 mg)


Dexglan 0.1mg injection is used as sedative in intensive care unit (ICU)

How it works

Dexglan 0.1mg injection works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that relieves the pain and induces sleep.

Common side effects

Nausea, Agitation, Slow heart rate, 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


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Expert advice FOR DEXGLAN

  • 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 DEXGLAN


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)