A 28-year-old female asked:
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is sedation always used for an endoscopy for an adult? if so, which drug is used? what are the risks with the sedation?

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Dr. Christine Norton
24 years experience Family Medicine
Conscious sedation: during endoscopy the doctor usually uses a combination of drugs which can vary depending on the doctor's preference. One of the meds the use is versed. The main side effect of conscious sedation is respiratory depression so they monitor your oxygen levels as well as other vital signs throughout the procedure. Ask your doctor for the specific meds he uses as well as side effects.
Answered on Oct 5, 2014

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