[rat-forum] medetomidine

pcn2@cdc.gov nobody at no-reply.mcw.edu
Tue Apr 24 09:48:18 CDT 2001

	Medetomidine alone is suitable as a sedative but not as a single

anesthetic agent.     Dose is approximately 0.2 mg/kg intraperitoneally.

It can be reversed or antagonized by the use of atipamizole.

Combinations of medetomidine with opioids such as fentanyl

(neuroleptanalgesia) provide surgical anesthesia, but not  combinations with

benzodiazepines.     You may find  more by doing a literature search,

especially in the journal  Laboratory Animals  published in UK.

	I too recommend you try to use an inhalant such as halothane.

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Paul Nicolaysen, VMD

Animal Facilities Director / Attending Veterinarian

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health / Health Effects

Laboratory Division


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