Precedex Dosage

Generic name: dexmedetomidine
Drug class: Miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD

 

 Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  INJ

ICU sedation

[0.2-1.4 mcg/kg/h IV]
Info: may start 1 mcg/kg/dose IV x1; titrate to effect; consider lower doses in elderly pts; taper dose gradually to D/C if prolonged use

Procedural sedation

[for non-intubated pts]
Dose: 0.2-1 mcg/kg/h IV; Start: 1 mcg/kg/dose IV x1, then 0.6 mcg/kg/h IV; Info: start 0.5 mcg/kg/dose IV x1 in elderly pts or if less invasive procedure; consider lower maint. dose in elderly pts
[for awake fiberoptic intubation]
Dose: 0.7 mcg/kg/h IV; Start: 1 mcg/kg/dose IV x1; Info: start 0.5 mcg/kg/dose IV x1 and consider lower maint. dose in elderly pts

Renal dosing

renal impairment: no adjustment
HD/PD: not defined

Hepatic dosing

[adjust dose amount]
Child-Pugh Class A, B, or C: consider decr. dose, amount not defined

 

SRC: NLM .