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Romifidine

Contributor(s): Mark Senior

Introduction

Name

  • Romifidine.

Class of drug

  • Alpha-2 adrenoceptor stimulant.

Uses

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Indications

  • Sedation.
  • Sedation in combination with butorphanol.
  • Pre-anesthetic medication.
  • General anesthesia in combination with ketamine.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Potentiated sulfonamides - increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Freeman S L & England G C W (2000)Investigation of romifidine and detomidine for the clinical sedation of horses.Vet Rec147, 507-511.
  • Freeman S Let al(2000)Cardiopulmonary effects of romifidine and detomidine used as premedicants for ketamine/halothane anaesthesia in ponies.Vet Rec147, 535-539.

Other sources of information

  • Derived fromThe Veterinary Formulary4th edn (1998) Bishop, Y (Ed.). British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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