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how long does it take to recover from gastroscopy sedation?

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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 that may last hours to all day after your procedure. "mac" (monitored anesthesia care) relies instead on Propofol (a rapid onset drug that wears off within minutes of use). With mac, most people feel well rested but awake very soon after testing.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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