The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Dexmedetomidine (Precedex) for ICU Sedation
May 30, 2011 (Issue: 1365)Opioids, benzodiazepines, propofol, antipsychotics and dexmedetomidine (Precedex) are frequently used in the intensive care unit (ICU) to manage pain, anxiety, agitation and delirium, and to facilitate procedures such as mechanical ventilation....more
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