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The process of administering sedative drugs to reduce irritability and agitation in patients undergoing a surgical or diagnostic procedure is called sedation. Some of the drugs used are Isoflurane, Propofol, Ketamine, Lorazepam, and Midazolam.

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Is sedation necessary for removing hammertoe surgery pins?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two pins in my foot after having a hammertoe surgery. The doctor said that I would need to be sedated to remove them. Although it is an office procedure, is sedation common?  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, sedation is common, as it will ease the doctor to do the procedure, and also it calms you during the procedure. The sedation is a very short one will last for only about 3 to 4 hours. But my advice is to avoid driving for the day.  Read Full »

I am taking two 50 mg tablets of Desvenlafaxine daily, as an alternative to one 100 mg tablet. Is this an appropriate alternative?

Query: Hello doctor,I take a 100 mg tablet of Desvenlafaxine daily. However, due to the unavailability of the 100 mg tablets, I am currently taking two 50 mg tablets together. Is this an appropriate alternative? My work involves multiple shifts, which vary between starting at 7 a.m., 3 p.m., and 11 p.m. Co...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to is no harm in taking two 50 mg tablets to achieve a 100 mg dose. You can take them at any time. If you experience sedation while taking this medication, consider taking it before bedtime. If there is no sedation after taking it, you can opt to take it in the mornin...  Read Full »

Can a supernumerary tooth be extracted under local anesthesia instead of conscious sedation?

Query: Hello doctor,My 11-year-old son has a supernumerary tooth, and we need to extract that tooth. I was told that this procedure needs conscious sedation with periodic monitoring of vitals. But I am afraid of the medications that are used for sedation. Because some medicines will cause side effects like...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sedation is one of the options for the extraction of a supernumerary tooth. The other method is sedation along with general anesthesia. In extraction without sedation, the child should be cooperative, and the parents should console their child at the time of extract...  Read Full »

Can I split the daily dose of Paroxetine for nausea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Paroxetine 20 mg tablet daily for my anxiety. Initially, I have been having half a tablet for a few months and have been told to now take the full tablet. However, I get very nauseous on taking the full tablet. So, I was wondering if I could take half in the morning and a half...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonia Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no problem in taking Paroxetine half dose in the morning and a half in the evening. But, Paroxetine is a highly sedating medicine, and that is why it is prescribed at night. If you stay at home, do not drive a vehicle and do not use any sharp tools for up to 6 ho...  Read Full »

I take Nexito forte, and I need an alternative for it.

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe anxiety, depression, a fast heartbeat, sweating, IBS, and diarrhea. I have had a nervous weakness for the last 15 years. I have consulted many psychiatrists, but none of the medications suited me. I am currently taking tablets Nexito forte and tablet Pronol, and tablet Pr...  Read Full »

Dr. S. Adithya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand the kind of distress you are currently going through. Since you mentioned that it had been such a long time, almost fifteen years, you finally got the medication that you are quite comfortable with and adjusted to it. So your anxiety and IBS (irritable b...  Read Full »

I am an alcoholic and am undergoing labiaplasty. Is sedation safe?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having a labiaplasty under conscious sedation. It is a simple procedure with minimal risk but I need a second opinion on the anesthesia used because I have a history of alcohol abuse (nothing major). I am 26 years old, and over the past year, I have drunk every other day (six drinks o...  Read Full »

Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can continue your Clonazepam tablet. As you are chronic alcoholic get your liver function tests done and there is nothing to worry about the procedural anesthesia. Tell your alcoholic and medication history to your anesthesiologist. The analgesic dosage requireme...  Read Full »

I am having Ashwagandha. Can it interact with anesthesia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am due to have a surgery cone biopsy for CIN 3. I am stopping all my supplements a week before, as requested by the hospital. However, I ordered an herbal medicine last week, Ashwagandha, to try for insomnia and nerves. It was dumb to try without consulting a doctor. I think I have on...  Read Full »

Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Regarding your query, it seems you have already searched a lot on the social networks. You are absolutely right that Ashwagandha should be stopped for 1 week prior to surgery. But, there are certain facts you need to know. First, you are not having a surgery and...  Read Full »

I wanted to know how sedation and general anesthesia differ.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a revision rhinoplasty and it is going to be under sedation and local anestheia but I am very scared. I asked the doctor about it since I read that during sedation you are awake but he said under sedation, patients are asleep and they feel nothing. However I never tried it...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to During general, anesthesia patients put in a deep sleep like state. Even respiration of the patient also under control of the machine. The patient cannot remember about surgery during the procedure. It may associate with little complications. Local anesthesia is bloc...  Read Full »

Will local anesthesia under sedation decrease pain while suturing?

Query: Hi doctor,My surgeon is recommending local anesthesia with sedation for an umbilical hernia. It is a small hernia as per the surgeon, and a small incision and perhaps 1 or 2 stitches on the abdomen will be needed to repair it and perhaps a small mesh on top if needed. I have had a terrible experienc...  Read Full »

Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you are doing fine. Coming to your query, the efficacy of local anesthesia depends on various factors like the expertise of anesthetist, drugs used, adjuvants, the amount of drug used, etc. For a small and uncomplicated hernia, local anesthesia with sedation i...  Read Full »

My husband is nervous and has sleeping issues. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and panic disorder with agoraphobia and is on several medicines. He is taking Glimepiride, Furosemide, Metformin-Januvia, Amlodipine, Lisinopril, Memantine, Pramipexole, Trintellix, Protonix, HCTZ, Tamsulosin, Donepezil, Clonazepam, Xanax...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. I can understand you are worried about your husband's health and the medications he is taking. The medications he is taking are all for the different issues he has and is necessary for his health. Antidepressant and sedative medications he i...  Read Full »

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