Dexmedetomidine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Dexmedetomidine?

(deks MED e toe mi deen)

• This medicine is used to put you to sleep for surgery.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• High or low blood pressure.

• Slow heartbeat.

• Dry mouth. Frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small...

 
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