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Dear Veterinary Professional,

You may know that DEXDOMITOR® (dexmedetomidine) can be used as a preanesthetic or sedative for more invasive procedures. But have you considered all the procedures in which you may use it to safely provide a better experience for the patient?

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15 common applications of DEXDOMITOR by veterinary practices:

1.  Radiography1,2

2.  Ultrasound1,2

3.  Ear examination1,2

4.  Treatment of otitis1,2

5.  Ophthalmic examination2

6.  Abscess treatment1,2

7.  Suture removal1,2

8.  Skin biopsy1,2

9.  Grooming and bathing1,2

10.  Orthopedic exams2

11.  Bandage change2

12.  Anal gland treatment2

13.  Enemas2

14.  Nail clipping2

15.  Oral exam1,2

DEXDOMITOR facilitates these and other procedures by providing sedation and analgesia which simplifies and shortens procedures3,4 for better outcomes, reduces patient discomfort and pain, improves client satisfaction5 and lowers risk to patients and staff.4,6



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1Dexdomitor Freedom of Information Summary, S/NADA 141-267; August 2007.
2Dexdomitor Freedom of Information Summary, NADA 141-267; December 2006.
3Vogelnest LT et al. The suitability of medetomidine sedation for intradermal skin testing in dogs. Vet Dermatol. 2000;11(4):285-290.
4Scrivani PV et al. Restraint methods for radiography in dogs and cats. Compend Contin Educ Pract Vet. 1996;18(8):899-917.
5Karas AZ. Sedation and chemical restraint in the dog and cat. Clin Tech Small Anim Pract. 1999;14(1):15-26.
6Rodan I et al. AAFP and ISFM feline-friendly handling guidelines. J Feline Med Surg. 2011;13:364-375.


Important Safety Information: Do not use DEXDOMITOR in dogs or cats and ANTISEDAN in dogs with cardiovascular disease, respiratory disorders, liver or kidney diseases, or in conditions of shock, severe debilitation, or stress due to extreme heat, cold, or fatigue. DEXDOMITOR should not be administered in the presence of preexisting hypotension, hypoxia, or bradycardia. As with all α2-adrenoceptor agonists, the potential for isolated cases of hypersensitivity, including paradoxical response (excitation), exists with DEXDOMITOR. The use of DEXDOMITOR as a preanesthetic in dogs and cats significantly reduces the amount of induction and maintenance anesthetic requirements. Potential side effects of α2-antagonists, such as ANTISEDAN, include hypersalivation, diarrhea, tremors, occasional vomiting, and a rare but brief state of excitement or apprehensiveness. For more safety information, see full Prescribing Information.


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