Journal article

Dexmedetomidine infusion overdose during anesthesia: A case report

Christine Li, Michael Clifford

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

A 12-kg infant was given intravenous dexmedetomidine 0.2 µg kg-1  min-1 as an adjunct for general anesthesia. The 60-fold increase in dexmedetomidine infusion rate caused a biphasic response with initial hypertension followed by bradycardia and hypotension requiring inotropic support. No postoperative or long-term sequelae were noted. Dexmedetomidine infusion is usually delivered as µg kg-1  h-1 .

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