Precedex - page 2
We were just courted by the Precedex guy from Abbott recently and a lot of us haven't used Precedex before. We are an all encompassing unit here including open heart recovery. Could I get some help... Read More
Mar 26, '11 by Bronx1560, MSN, CNSWe don't use Precedex at all for our hearts. My experience with Precdex isn't great b/c it doesn't work all the time & it does cause hypotension & bradycardia.
It's for short term intubations & easy neruo checks, but it doesn't work for every patient.
We've used it for 2 yrs now & I'm not a fan of it, it usually causes me more work for fix the side effects for such an expensive drug.
go to the main website http://www.precedex.com/ it should explain dose there.
This is a medication of mcg/kg/hr & I agree bolus of medication does cause issues with hypotention & I usually give it in 10 mins but stop it before then & just start the maintenance rate.