Dexmedetomidine: Exploring its potential role and dosing guideline for its use in intractable pain in the palliative care setting

Patrick J. Coyne, Colin P. Wozencraft, Seth B. Roberts, Barton Bobb, Thomas J. Smith

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Abstract

Intractable pain continues to pose problems for patients with life-limiting disease. The authors review the potential role of dexmedetomidine (Precedex), an α2-adrenergic agonist, as a bridge to obtaining effective analgesia. The authors offer criteria to consider in utilizing this medication within the context of palliative care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-386
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dexmedetomidine
  • guidelines
  • pain
  • palliative care
  • protocol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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