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Who should not be given dexmedetomidine?

A person who sufffers from liver impairment may need a reduced dosage of Dexmedetomidine or Precedex. Women who are pregnant and nursing should avoid dexmedetomidine. In addition, children and the elderly with impaired liver functioning should not receive Precedex.

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