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how long would it take for an 87 year old man to wake up after 2 hours of sedation?

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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 medication. Tolerance to meds, etc. The person administering sedation should have a real good idea of the factors involved.
Answered on Jun 27, 2012
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
No real answer : There are many variables including what drug(s) were used and the patients kidney and liver function. I would think 2-6 hours is a fair range.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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