oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Dexmedetomidine in sedation : sedation

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Dexmedetomidine (Precedex®) is a selective alpha-2-receptor agonist that has been available for clinical use since 1999. Dexmedetomidine is currently registered in South Africa for post-operative sedation, after cardiac surgery, for 24 hours. The off label use of dexmedetomidine, for indications and duration of use other than registered, is widely published and accepted.

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