1.1 Intensive Care Unit Sedation
Precedex™ is indicated for sedation of initially intubated and mechanically ventilated patients during treatment in an intensive care setting. Precedex should be administered by continuous infusion not to exceed 24 hours.
Precedex has been continuously infused in mechanically ventilated patients prior to extubation, during extubation, and post-extubation. It is not necessary to discontinue Precedex prior to extubation.
1.2 Procedural Sedation
Precedex is indicated for sedation of non-intubated patients prior to and/or during surgical and other procedures.