MONITORED ANAESTHESIA CARE–STUDY OF COMPARISON OF NALBUPHINE AND DEXMEDETOMIDINE FOR SEDATION IN MINOR PROCEDURES
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5971-5981
AbstractAim: The purpose of this study is to analyze and compare the properties of
Dexmedetomidine with that of Nalbuphine regarding duration of sedation, recovery and
adverse effects in short surgical procedures.
Materials and methods: It is observational clinical study involving 60 patients belonging to
ASA grade 1 & 2 posted for elective minor surgical procedures lasting about 45 -60 minutes,
comparison between Dexmedetomidine and Nalbuphine was done and the onset of sedation,
duration of sedation and recovery from sedation including adverse effects of both drugs,
hemodynamic and respiratory parameters were evaluated. Patients were randomly divided
into 2 groups of 30 each .Group N( Nalbuphine) received 50 mcg /kg of Nalbuphine and
Group D(Dexmedetomidine) received 1 mcg/kg of Dexmedetomidine over 10 minutes .
Results: Demographic parameters in both groups were comparable (p>0.05).Nalbuphine and
Dexmedetomidine has comparable onset of time for sedation, duration of sedation and
recovery from the sedation. Onset of sedation is fast in Dexmedetomidine; total duration of
sedation is more with dexmedetomidine and has provided good sedation during the surgical
procedure. As reported in several studies dexmedetomidine offered good cardiovascular
stability without the risk of hypotension . No significant side effects were noted with
dexmedetomidine when compared with Nalbuphine.
Conclusions:Dexmedetomidine when used as a peri operative sedative agent has faster onset
of sedation ,longer duration of sedation ,and the recovery from sedation
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