Dexmedetomidine Related Polyuria and Hypernatremia in Intensive Care Unit.

Authors

  • Dr. Mubashar Dilawar Gulab Devi Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Mohsin Riaz Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore.
  • Dr. Omer Sabir Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore.
  • DR. Bilal Basit Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore.

Keywords:

dexmedetomidine, sedation, diabetes insipidus, hypernatremia, sedative

Abstract

Dexmedetomidine is commonly used sedative nowadays. It’s being used as an anesthetic for surgical procedures and frequently being used in ICU Settings for sedation, and analgesia. Dexmedetomidine is a highly selective, alpha-2 agonist that also blocks arginine-vasopressin release. Dexmedetomidine is suspected to cause diabetes insipidus leading to polyuria and hypernatremia. We report a case of Diabetes Insipidus associated with use of dexmedetomidine.

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Published

2021-06-02