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Dexdomitor is used as an analgesic and sedative to ease clinical exams and procedures, minor surgeries, and non-invasive mild or moderately painful medical procedures.

What is Dexdomitor 10 ml?

DEXDOMITOR is often prescribed as a sedative and analgesic in dogs and cats to facilitate clinical examinations, clinical procedures, minor surgical procedures and mild to moderately painful non-invasive proedures. DEXDOMITOR is also indicated for use as a preanesthetic in dogs and cats prior to general anesthesia. Approved for use in dogs as young as 16 weeks of age and cats as young as 12 weeks of age.

Who is Dexdomitor 10 ml for?

For use in cats and dogs.

Why use Dexdomitor 10 ml?

Features of Dexdomitor:
  • Offers predictable, smooth recovery when administered with Antisedan®
  • Greatly reduces noise hypersensitivity
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Powerful analgesia with fast onset
  • Duration and depth of sedation depends on dose

How does Dexdomitor 10 ml work?

Dexdomitor, a synthetic alpha-2 adrenoceptor antagonist, acts potently and extremely selectively on the alpha-2 adrenoreceptors. This inhibits noradrenaline release.

Manufacturer:

Zoetis

Active ingredient(s):

1 mg/mL medetomidine hydrochloride.

How is Dexdomitor 10 ml sold?

10 ml Vial

What are the side effects of Dexdomitor 10 ml?

Side effects in dogs include:
  • Hypothermia
  • Decrease in respiratory rate
Vomiting is the most frequently-reported reaction in both fed and fasted cats. Less frequently reported side effects in cats include:
  • Peripheral vascular disorder
  • Cystitis
  • Anorexia
  • Fatigue

What special precautions are there?

  • Do not use concurrently with sympathomimetic amines.
  • Use in pregnant animals has not been proven for safety and is therefore not recommended.
  • Use of anticholinergic agents like glycopyrrolate or atropine in the treatment of bradycardia, either simultaneously or after administration of medetomidine, may have serious cardiovascular consequences.
  • The effects of Dexdomitor may be reversed using Antisedan®.
  • Concurrent use of other types of CNS depressant is likely to potentiate the depressant results of either medication. Appropriate adjustments should be made to dose.
  • Caution should be exercised when administering Dexdomitor to animals with poor overall health or kidney, liver, respiratory, or cardiovascular disease.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.

How can I store Dexdomitor 10 ml?

Protect from freezing and store at room temperature 15-30°C (59-86°F).

Helpful Tips:

Dexdomitor is the purified form of medetomidine. It only contains dexmedetomidine, which is the active part of the molecule. Levomedetomidine, the inactive part, is removed. This purified formula reduces the metabolic burden.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

Overview

Maximum effect is obtained within 10–15 minutes.  Duration of the clinically useful effect is dose related (30–180 minutes).  The dose can be repeated if necessary. When Dexdomitor is used as a pre-anaesthetic, the dose of the anaesthetic agents subsequently administered can be reduced by as much as 60%.

Dogs: DEXDOMITOR produces sedation and analgesia when administered intramuscularly (IM) at a dose of 500 mcg/m2, or intravenously (IV) at a dose of 375 mcg/m2. Doses for preanesthesia are 125 or 375 mcg/m2 IM. The choice of preanesthetic dose depends on the duration and severity of the procedure, as well as the anesthetic regime. The following two tables may be used to determine the correct dexmedetomidine dosage. Note that the mcg/kg dosage decreases as body weight increases. For example, dogs weighing 2 kg are dosed at 28 mcg/kg dexmedetomidine IV, compared to dogs weighing 80 kg that are dosed at 9 mcg/kg. Due to the small volume of administration, accurate dosing is not possible in dogs weighing less than 2 kg.

 
Cats: DEXDOMITOR produces sedation and analgesia when administered IM at a dose of 40 mcg/kg. The following table may be used to determine the correct dexmedetomidine dosage for cats based on body weight.
 

Main Ingredients

Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride
Sterile Injectable Solution - 0.5 mg/mL

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