Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Medetomidine

Contributor(s): Sheilah 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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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • 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.JAAHA37(5), 411-419.

Other sources of information

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

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