Clonidine in pediatric anesthesia: the new panacea or a drug still looking for an indication?

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By chris@csa.co.za October 8, 2020 12:09

Clonidine was first synthesized in Germany in 1962 and introduced into clinical practice in 1966 as an antihypertensive drug. In children, the indications for its use have increased to cover a wide range of conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; withdrawal symptoms (i.e. opioids, benzodiazepines); sleep disorders, anxiety, sympathetic nervous system responses (i.e. sweating, flushing, tachycardia, hypertension, restlessness); pain (perioperative and migraine headaches); for procedural sedation, postoperative agitation, nausea and vomiting and shivering, management of acute dystonia and delirium in pediatric ICUs (PICUs).

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By chris@csa.co.za October 8, 2020 12:09

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