Precedex Side Effects

Generic Name: dexmedetomidine

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug dexmedetomidine. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Precedex.

It is possible that some side effects of Precedex may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to dexmedetomidine: parenteral injection concentrate

Side effects include:

Hypotension, hypertension, nausea, bradycardia, fever, vomiting, hypoxia, tachycardia, anemia.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to dexmedetomidine: intravenous solution

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects include hypotension (up to 54%), hypertension (up to 16%), bradycardia (up to 14%), atrial fibrillation (7%) and tachycardia (up to 5%).

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects include nausea (up to 11%), dry mouth (3%), and vomiting.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included respiratory depression (37%) hypoxia (up to 6%), pleural effusion (3%), bradypnea (2%), and pulmonary edema (2%). Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and respiratory failure have been associated with infusions greater than 24 hours in duration.

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects include anemia (3%), leukocytosis (2%) and anemia.

General

General side effects include pain (3%), thirst (2%), and fever.

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects include oliguria (2%).

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects including a case of severe rash have been reported.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included agitation associated with infusions greater than 24 hours in duration.

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