Precedex

What is it?

Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride: indicated for sedation of initially intubated and mechanically ventilated patients during treatment in an intensive care setting. Precedex should be administered by continuous infusion. Can also be used for detoxing.

Normal Dosages
  • Standard Drip: 200mcg/50mL
  • Concentration: 4mcg/mL
  • Bolus 1mcg/kg over 10 min
  • Dosing Range: 0.2-1.4 mcg/kg/hr
  • Titration is based on RASS scale
Warnings
  • Can cause severe Bradycardia.
  • HR of 60 or below, confirm dosing with provider.