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how long is it healthy to be under heavy sedation

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Short term : Risks include hypotension and respiratory depression. You should be properly monitored and the medication should be administered by a dedicated, well ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Aspiration: The stimulation of your upper airways is a very strong stimulant. With sedation, your ability to manage the liquid in your mouth like saliva is compro ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Aspiration: Under heavy sedation, the ability to handle one's saliva is compromised. One of the most powerful reflexes is when a foreign body, such as saliva, ent ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends what you got: "conscious sedation" often combines versed (sleep agent that induces amnesia) with narcotic (typically fentanyl) with resulting prolonged sleepiness t ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends on a multiplicity of factors. Pre sedation condition. Type of sedation used. Other meds given. Ability of liver and kidney to clear medicati ... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Simon
31 years experience Integrative Medicine
Lyrics dose : You don’t say why you are taking the high dose lyrica. That would be nice to know as a possible substitute medicine may be a better choice.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Benzodiazepines such as klonopin, ativan, valium, and xanax (alprazolam) can all cause sedation anytime they are used. Dose adjustments and monitorin ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on the med: Sedation in a 3yo is generally well tolerated when used in the basically healthy child. The term sedation has a variable meaning, with a bit of benedr ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: The metabolites will be available in the urine in trace but measurable quantities. The exact duration of detectability depends on the exact drug being ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
It is probably safe: Not ideal but difficult to schedule procedures in perfect circumstances.

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