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Alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist for sedation and analgesia in dogs and cats

Medetate® provides reliable and reversible sedation and analgesia, and exhibits synergy with opioids. Use as a premedicant will result in significant anaesthetic drug-sparing effects.

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Active Constituent(s)

1 mg/mL Medetomidine hydrochloride


For use as a sedative and analgesic in the restraint of dogs and cats.

Dogs: A sedative and analgesic for use in the restraint of dogs for clinical examinations and procedures, minor surgery and pre-anaesthesia.

Cats: A sedative for restraint.


Dogs (I/M or I/V injection) Dose (ug/kg) Volume (mL per 10 kg)
Slight sedation 10 – 30 0.1 – 0.3
Moderate – deep sedation + analgesia 30 – 80 0.3 – 0.8
Pre-anaesthesia 10 – 20 0.1 – 0.2


Cats (I/M injection) Dose (ug/kg) Volume (mL per 5 kg)
Moderate sedation 50 – 100 0.25 – 0.5
Deep sedation 100 – 150 0.5 – 0.75

Product Codes

Size Code
10 mL 504275