Dextomid 100mcg Inj

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Dexmedetomidine(100.0 Mcg)
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Medical Description

Dextomid 100mcg Injection is a prescription medication used in intensive care units to promote sedation (a condition of calmness, sleepiness, or drowsiness) in adult individuals. It can also be utilis...
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Uses of Dextomid 100 MCG

  • Dextomid 100mcg Inj is used to,
  • Promote sedation

Contraindications of Dextomid 100 MCG

  • If you have a known allergy to Dextomid 100mcg Inj
  • If you have bradycardia (low heart rate)
  • If you have hypotension (low blood pressure)

Side effects of Dextomid 100 MCG

  • Atrial fibrillation (rapid and irregular heart rhythm)
  • Dryness in the mouth
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Slow breathing
  • Slow heart rate

Precautions and Warnings of Dextomid 100 MCG


Can I take Dextomid 100mcg Inj during pregnancy?
Using Dextomid 100mcg Inj during pregnancy may be dangerous. Animal research has demonstrated negative effects on the growing foetus, despite the lack of human studies. It is critical to inform the doctor about your pregnancy at the time of consultation. Please seek medical advice.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Dextomid 100mcg Inj while breastfeeding?
Using Dextomid 100mcg Injection while nursing is probably safe. Based on limited human data, the medicine appears to pose no major harm to the foetus. However, do inform the doctor about your breastfeeding status at the time of consultation.


Can I drive if I have taken Dextomid 100mcg Inj?
Dextomid 100mcg Injection is designated for usage in hospitalised patients, hence this is irrelevant.


Can I consume alcohol with the Dextomid 100mcg Inj?
Alcohol must not be taken before or following the administration of Dextomid Inj. Dexmedetomidine's nervous system adverse effects, such as disorientation, sleepiness, and difficulties focusing, can be exacerbated by alcohol. Some individuals may also have difficulty thinking and making judgments.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from liver issues.
  • In some people, taking this medicine for longer than 24 hours may raise the risk of tachyphylaxis and tolerance (a decreased response to the medication).
  • The safety and effectiveness of Dextomid 100mcg Inj in children under the age of 18 have not been clinically proven. The physician may, however, recommend this medication if necessary.

Mode of Action of Dextomid 100 MCG

How Does It Work?

Dextomid 100 mcg Injection activates particular chemical messengers inside the brain that reduce pain and promote sleep. Dexmedetomidine is the alpha-2 adrenoceptor agonist that is very selective and ...
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Directions for Use of Dextomid 100 MCG

  • Dexmedetomidine is administered as an intravenous infusion.
  • Dextomid Injection will be given to you by a healthcare provider.
  • Dexmedetomidine is administered by a continual infusion device, which gently injects the medicine into the bloodstream.
  • This kind of infusion maintains the patient sedation around the clock.

Interactions of Dextomid 100 MCG

Interactions with other medicines

  • To avoid side effects associated with medicine interaction, it is important to inform the doctor about all medicines and health supplements you are currently taking.
  • Dextomid 100mcg Inj should not be taken with some benzodiazepines, such as lorazepam. Combining these medications can cause adverse symptoms such as dizziness, drowsiness, disorientation, and difficul...
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  • Dextomid 100mcg Inj should not be taken with some calcium channel blockers such as diltiazem. Combining these medications can reduce the heart rate and lower blood pressure.
  • Dextomid 100mcg Inj should not be taken with some diuretics such as furosemide. Combining these medicines can cause low blood pressure and a reduced heart rate.
  • Dextomid 100mcg Inj should not be taken with some anticonvulsants such as phenytoin. When phenytoin is used with Dextomid 100mcg Inj, adverse symptoms such as drowsiness, dizziness, disorientation, an...
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Interactions with food items

  • There is no known food interaction with Dextomid 100 mcg Inj.

Storage and disposal of Dextomid 100 MCG

Dxtomis 100mcg Inj should be stored away from moisture and sunlight. This medication should be stored in a cool and dry place. Dextomid 100mcg Inj should be kept away from the reach of children and pe...
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Dosage of Dextomid 100 MCG


The risk of an overdose is extremely minimal because this medicine is given in a hospital setting by a trained healthcare worker. If an overdose is anticipated, however, the physician will commence em...
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Missed a Dose

Missing a dose of Dextomid Inj is rare as it is administered in a hospital setting.

Content Details


Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How long do I have to take Dextomid 100mcg Injection before my health improves?

A: The usual time it takes for this Dextomid 100mcg Inj to attain its peak impact is roughly 1 day to 1 week in most circumstances.

Q: How often should I administer Dextomid 100mcg Injection?

A: The frequency of Dextomid 100mcg Inj depends on your medical condition. It is usually taken once or two times a day. It should be administered by a trained health care professional in a clinical setting. Do not self-administer.

Q: Is Dextomid 100mcg Injection associated with amnesia (loss of memory)?

A: Dextomid 100mcg Injections are delivered intravenously. Pain at the site of injection and a decreased heart rate are possible side effects (bradycardia). There is no amnesia associated with it.
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ContainsDexmedetomidine(100.0 Mcg)
Side effectsAtrial fibrillation (rapid and irregular heart rhythm), Dryness in the mouth, Headaches, Nausea, and vomiting, Reduced blood pressure, Slow breathing, Slow heart rate
Last Updated on: 21 Mar 2022 | 10:52 AM (IST)
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