Intranasal clonidine as a premedicant: three cases with unique indications.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Clonidine is experiencing increasing use in the pediatric population as a sedative and analgesic because of its central alpha2-adrenergic agonism. We report three cases of preoperative use of intranasal clonidine in pediatric patients, all for different indications. One patient was treated for preoperative agitation and hallucinations associated with oral midazolam. One patient was given clonidine as a premedicant. The third patient was treated for preoperative agitation and hypertension. All three patients had subjective resolution of indicated symptoms and none experienced adverse outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stella, MJ; Bailey, AG

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 71 - 73

PubMed ID

  • 18095969

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1155-5645

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2007.02349.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • France