Sedation for EEG using clonidine
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For sedated EEG in children or other neurophysiology procedures, clonidine is the preferred agent as it is an effective sedative that does not alter the EEG recording, has a shorter duration of sedation than chloral hydrate with prompt recovery after sedation, and can be given in small oral volumes.
Clonidine Dosage for Sedation
|Weight of Child||Clonidine Dosage|
|<10 kg||0.05 mg (=50 micrograms)|
|10-30kg||0.1 mg (=100 micrograms)|
|>30 kg||0.15-0.2 mg (=150-200 micrograms)|
|In New Zealand clonidine is available in 25 microgram and 150 microgram tablets|
EEG sedation for children with autism, Mehta, Patel & Castello. J Dev Behav Pediatr 25:102-104, 2004
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- Date last published: 16 March 2017
- Document type: Clinical Guideline
- Services responsible: Paediatric Neurology
- Author(s): Melinda Nolan
- Owner: Melinda Nolan
- Editor: Greg Williams
- Review frequency: 2 years
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