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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 270-280

Clonidine In Paediatrics - A Review


1 Asst. Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu- 6320043, India
2 Professor, Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka- 560024, India

Correspondence Address:
Sujatha Basker
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu. 632004
India
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Clonidine, an alpha-2 agonist is a known antihypertensive agent. Because of its sedative and analgesic effects, it is gaining popularity in anaesthesiology. It can be used to premedicate children, as an adjuvant to regional and general anaesthesia and it has several other applications in paediatric anaesthesia. It has also found use in the paediatric intensive care as a sedative, analgesic and to ensure haemodynamic stability. As in the case ol'any other anaesthetic drug, its use has to be vigilantly monitored.


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