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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

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Freeman S L & England G C W (2000) Investigation of romifidine and detomidine for the clinical sedation of horses. Vet Rec 147, 507-511 PubMed.
  • Freeman S L et al (2000) Cardiopulmonary effects of romifidine and detomidine used as premedicants for ketamine/halothane anaesthesia in ponies. Vet Rec 147, 535-539 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Derived from The Veterinary Formulary (1998) 4th end. Ed: Bishop Y. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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