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Medetomidine

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Sheilah Ann Robertson


Introduction

Name

  • Medetomidine.

Class of drug

  • Alpha-2 adrenergic agonist.

Description

Chemical name

  • 4-[1-(2,3-dimethylphenyl)ethyl]-1H-imidazole.

Molecular formula

  • C13H16N2.

Physical properties

  • An aqueous solution.

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.
  • Protect from light.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Ko J E H, Fox S M & Mandsager R E (2001) Anesthetic effects of ketamine or isoflurane induction prior to isoflurane anesthesia in medetomidine-premedicated dogs. JAAHA 37 (5), 411-419.

Other sources of information

  • Based on Tennant B (1999) Small Animal Formulary. 3rd edn. BSAVA, UK.
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