Post Sedation

Caretaker Instructions

  • Patient cannot drive for 24 hours after sedation
  • Do not operate any hazardous devices for 24 horas
  • A dependable person should be with the patient until he/she has fully recovered from the effects of the sedation
  • Patient may be alert when leaving the office or may sleep for a long time. Attend to both alert and sleepy patient in the same manner; do not trust patient to be alone
  • Patient is free to eat and drink as much as desired
  • Patient should not go up and down stairs unattended until recovered
  • Patient needs to drink plenty of fluids as soon as possible
  • Always hold patient’s arm when walking
  • Call us if you have any questions or difficulties. If you feel that your symptoms warrant a physician and you are unable to reach us, go to the closest emergency room immediately
  • Patient should not carry, sleep next to or be left alone with the elderly or young children for a period of no less than 24 hours after the last dosage of medication

Following most surgical procedures, there may or may not be pain, depending on your threshold for pain. You will be provided with medication for discomfort that is appropriate for you. En la mayoría de los casos, a non-narcotic pain regimen will be given consisting of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (Advil). These two medications taken together will be as effective as a narcotic without any of the side affects associated with narcotics. If a narcotic has been prescribed, follow the directions carefully. If you have any questions about these medications interacting with other medications you are presently taking, please call our office first, your physician and/or your pharmacist.