Dexmedetomidine (Precedex®) is an alpha-2 adrenergic agonist that can produce sedation and analgesia without causing respiratory depression. Its use has been described in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation, sedation for surgical and nonsurgical procedures, and prevention of withdrawal. We describe its use as an adjuvant analgesic in a patient with cancer pain refractory to multiple treatment modalities.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine